Shettima mourns supporters who died in car accident after congratulatory visit
Kashim Shettima, the vice-president-elect, has mourned the
death of two supporters who died in a car accident after paying him a
congratulatory visit in Abuja.
It is understood that the two supporters died while
returning from Abuja along the Jos-Bauchi axis.
They have been identified as Iliyasu and Mallam Nuhu.
The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola
Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Shettima, his
running mate, as winners of the presidential election on March 1.
They are expected to be sworn in on May 29.
Reacting to the incident, Shettima said he was deeply pained
by their deaths, praying for comfort for their family and loved ones.
“I have just been notified of the death of two great supporters
and dedicated stalwarts, Hons. Iliyasu and Mallam Nuhu died in a fatal accident
while returning to their abode from Abuja,” Shettima said.
Innalillahi wa inna ilayhir raji’un.
I have just been notified of the death of two great supporters and dedicated stalwarts, Hons. Iliyasu and Mallam Nuhu who died in a fatal accident while returning to their abode from Abuja.
I am deeply pained by their deaths especially as… pic.twitter.com/crnxe55RfE
— Kashim Shettima (@KashimSM) April 4, 2023
“I am deeply pained by their deaths especially as they had
just recently visited me, and in the spirit of Ramadan shared iftar with me and
many others. May Allah SWT grant them Al-Jannah Firdaus, and comfort their
immediate family and loved ones.”
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