Another governorship candidate dies one month to election


The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) in Adamawa State, Aliyu Maina, was confirmed dead Thursday, barely one month to the general election.

The NRM National Publicity Secretary, Olusola Afuye, through a statement, said Aliyu died on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, during a brief illness in Abuja, the same day the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Prof Uchenna Ikonne, was confirmed dead.


The statement further disclosed that the late Maina has been buried according to Muslim rites, adding that further details would be made public after deliberations and meetings.

He said: According to the statement from the family, late Alhaji Abba Maina died on Wednesday, January 25 at his residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after a brief illness.

“He has been buried according to Muslim rite. We pray to Almighty Allah to protect his family and all his loved ones.

“We are also calling on all his family members, business and political associates to show late Maina’s family love and care during this mourning period.

“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made with his immediate family and his political family,” the statement concluded.