January 26, (THEWILL) – The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), for the March 11 gubernatorial election in Adamawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Maina, is dead.
National Publicity Secretary of the NRM, Olusola Afuye, confirmed the death of Maina in a statement on Thursday.
His family, in a statement said, “Alhaji Maina died on Wednesday, January 25, at his residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after a brief illness.
“He has been buried according to Muslim rite. We pray to Almighty Allah to protect his family and all his loved ones.
“We are also calling on all his family members, business and political associates to show late Maina’s family love and care during this mourning period.
“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made with his immediate family and his political family”, the statement added.
Maina is the second governorship candidate in the March 11 election to have died in the last 24 hours.
THEWILL reported the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Abia State, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne, died on Wednesday morning, at the National Hospital, Abuja.