By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed grief over the demise of Sen. Sa’idu Umar Kumo (Garkuwan Gombe) who died in the early hours of Sunday in Abuja at the age of 71 years.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, Governor Yahaya, in a message of condolence, described the late former federal lawmaker as a distinguished gentleman, astute politician, respected statesman and patriot who contributed immensely to the development of Gombe state and the nation in general.
“Gombe State has indeed lost an illustrious son, political icon, fine parliamentarian, grassroots mobilizer and respected leader who lived a life of service to the state, Nigeria and humanity”.
Governor Yahaya, on behalf of the government and people of Gombe state, joined the immediate family of the deceased as well as the entire members of the Muqaddam family in mourning the distinguished political figure who lived an exemplary life and made his marks in the political history of Gombe State and the country in general.
He consoled them to take solace in the fact that the late Garkuwa left behind impressive track records of hard work, dedication and selfless service.
The Governor prayed Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.