Kano LG Chairman has died after winning election on Saturday.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that a chieftain of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and newly elected chairman of Bebeji local government council of Kano state, northern Nigeria, Ali Namadi is dead.
This online news platform understands that Ali Namadi died at age 57 on Tuesday, January 19, days after winning election on Saturday, January 16.
Ibrahim Adamu Tiga, APC Publicity Committee Chairman of Bebeji local government area, who announced Namadi’s demise to newsmen, said the chairman died at 1.am on Tuesday.
The APC Publicity Committee Chairman said the deceased drove himself to an hospital in the local government area for medical but later died of suspected high blood pressure.
Kano state spokesman for APC, Dahiru, also confirmed the death of the newly elected Kano LG Chairman to The Nation, while on his way to the deceased’s home to pay condolences. “He (deceased) was a very close friend. We schooled together,” he told The Nation.
Before his death, Namadi and 43 other candidates fielded by the ruling APC won all the 44 chairmanship seats in Kano at the council poll held on Saturday.
The 44 elected chairmen and 484 councilors were to receive Certificate of Return from the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) on Tuesday when Namadi who won Bebeji died.
NewsOne Nigeria learned that the newly elected Kano LG Chairman will be buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday in his Bebeji residence.