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General News of Friday, 26 May 2023


Tears, lamentation as APC Chairman dies few hours to Swearing-In

APC loses chairman few days to Inauguration APC loses chairman few days to Inauguration

Hon. Lawan Gana, the newly appointed chairman and caretaker management committee of the Karasuwa local government area of Yobe State, has died.

Mamman Mohammed, the director of press and media affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, disclosed this in a statement signed and issued on Thursday, May 25, Leadership reported.

According to the statement, the soon-to-be-inaugurated chairman died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Nguru following a brief illness.

Gana died a few hours before the swearing-in of the 17 local government chairmen caretaker management committees, which was scheduled for Friday, May 26, by the state governor in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

The late politician was elected into the state House of Assembly in 2003 to represent the Karasuwa local government via the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

During the 2015 governorship election in the state, Gana served as the deputy guber candidate of the PDP but joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

It was learned that the late Gana had served as caretaker chairman of the Karasuwa LGA for 6 months before Governor Buni dissolved the committee.

A few days ago, he was reappointed by the state government and scheduled to be sworn in on Friday.

Ado Adamu Bomboy, a close associate of Gana, described the deceased as an honest, humourous, pragmatic, humble, unassuming, and practical leader that could not be easily forgotten.