Ailing President, Muhammadu Buhari, has written an open letter to the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, over the sudden death of the former Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Garba Gadi.
The President, in a condolence message issued in Abuja, by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, also condoled with members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State.
He noted that: “despite the negative perception of Politicians, there are still honourable men, such as Alhaji Garba Gadi.”
Buhari maintained that loyalty was one of Gadi’s greatest quality, adding that, the deceased was impeached, because he rejected opportunism, for the sake of principle, a quality he said, was “uncommon among our Politicians.
Buhari requested Allah to forgive the sins of the late Deputy Governor.
Post-Nigeria recalls, that Gadi contested the 2007 Governorship election with Alhaji Isa Yuguda (former Governor of Bauchi State), on the platform of All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP, to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He was however, impeached from office by the Bauchi State House of Assembly, on August 13, 2009, based on the recommendation of the report of the seven-man panel, constituted by the Assembly.