By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, earlier today played host to the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan and the Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni who were in Gombe on a condolence visit over the death of Senator Sa’idu Umar Kumo (Garkuwan Gombe).
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that Governor Yahaya received the delegation at the Gombe International Airport from where they proceeded to the residence of the late federal lawmaker.
While conveying his condolence to the bereaved family, Senator Ahmad Lawan described the late Garkuwan Gombe as a close political ally and a dogged parliamentarian who was well known for pursuing and defending the interest of the people and the nation during his days as a senator in the red chamber between 1999-2003 and in all his political sojourn.
” Senator Kumo was a colleague in the National Assembly and a close associate when I was in the House of Representatives and the roles he played in nation building as well as unity and development of the country will hardly be forgotten, that is why as you can see the entire nation is mourning his exit”.
He consoled his immediate family and associates over the huge loss and prayed Almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal rest in Aljannat Firdaus.
The delegation was also at the Gombe Emir’s palace to condole with the Emir of Gombe, Dr. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar and the emirate over the demise of the Garkuwan Gombe, Durbin Gombe and Jarman Gombe who died recently.
“This respected emirate and indeed Gombe State lost some eminent sons recently, that is why in the spirit of brotherliness we are here to condole you and identify with you over the huge losses and also to seek for special prayers from our royal father for the nation considering the current challenges the country is facing”.
On the Senate president’s entourage were Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf from Taraba state, Sen. Bulus Amos from Gombe state among others.