Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has mourned the death of Muhammadu Dauda Dangalan who died after a protracted illness.
Naija News reports that Dangalan was a founding member of the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) and later Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
The funeral prayers for Dangalan was held at his residence in Fagge quarters in Kano metropolis with hundreds of sympathizer at the venue.
He was later buried at Kofar Mazugal cemetery Saturday evening.
Reacting Ganduje described the death of the prominent First and Second Republics politician as the downfall of a pillar of true democracy.
He said Dangalan’s death, “Was shocking, shocking and shocking. It is not overstatement to say, the likes of Dangalan are few in the nation’s democracy. We dearly, lost a political leader, who led by example.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Kano state, I am extending our heartfelt grief over the death of Malam Dauda Dangalan, to his immediate family, Kano state and to the entire poor people across Nigeria. A real emancipator answered the Call of Our Creator.
“Alhaji Dauda Dangalan of blessed memory, was a shining example of genuine fight for the poor people in all political dispensations he witnessed. We really missed a rare gem. Who understood the relationship between democracy and good governance.”