Governor Tambuwal loses father, Atiku reacts

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

Sheikh Haruna Tambuwal, father of the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal is dead.

The 96-year-old Tambuwal died on Thursday at the age of 96 after a brief illness at his residence in Tambuwal Council of Sokoto.

Being a devout Muslim, he has been buried according to Islamic rites.

He is survived by children, including the governor, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Meanwhile, a former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi have reacted to the death of the Islamic cleric.

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Atiku and Obi sent condolences to the bereaved Governor in separate tweets on Friday night.

Atiku wrote, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. I am saddened at the loss of Sheikh Haruna Tambuwal, the father of Gov. @AWTambuwal.

“May he be a beneficiary of the blessings associated with the blessed Ramadan season. I pray to Allah to forgive his sins and grant him Aljannah Firdaus. Ameen”

Obi also tweeted, “My dear brother Gov @AWTambuwal, I received the news of the death of your beloved father with sadness. On behalf of my family, please accept my deepest condolences. I pray that Almighty God shall strengthen and comfort you and yours. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.”