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Coalition of Civil Societies Mourns Akeredolu, Ghali Na’Abba

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A coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of the International Community of Civil Societies has said that it was thrown into mourning by the deaths of two key figures in Nigeria, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who died at age of 67, and Rt. Hon. Ghali Na’Abba who died at the age of 65.

The civil societies in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, Coalition of Pro – Democracy Groups for A Better Nigeria, Comrade Awa Bamiji, prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed.

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Late Akeredolu was the Executive Governor of Ondo State and succumbed to cold arms of death in the early hours of Wednesday, at a German Hospital, where he was receiving treatment for his double ailments, leukemia and prostrate cancer, both of which incapacitated him for several months, according to a Senior Government Official of Ondo State.

Ghali Na’Abba was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader who represented the people of Kano Municipal Federal Constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly in 1999.

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Na’Abba won his seat in the 1999 General Election and later became the Speaker, House of Representatives after a political crisis that led to exit of Rt. Hon. Salisu Buhari.

He was said to have died in Abuja after his long battle with ailment.

The statement concluded, “From you we come, unto you we shall return”.

“They  came, they saw and they conquered.

“Adieu, Aketi. Adieu, Na’Abba!”

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