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JUST IN: Former Speaker Ghali Umar Na’abba Is Dead

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Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba, has passed away at the age of 65.

He served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 following the resignation of Salisu Buhari.

Na’abba attended ABU Zaria, where he studied political science and graduated in 1979.

The 8th Speaker dies in Abuja Wednesday Morning.

 

Though details of his death remain sketchy, sources say he will be buried according to Islamic rites in Abuja.

Na’Abba was born on September 27, 1958.

In training, practice and expertise, Late Ghali Na’Abba is a political scientist and a policy architect.

He joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998 during its formative period.

He emerged the party’s candidate in April 1999 National Assembly election in Kano Municipal Federal Constituency of Kano state and won the election to represent the Federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

With the victory and support of other House members-elect from Kano and North West geo-political zone, he pursued the role as Speaker of the House. Although he amassed substantial support from his colleagues and party leaders, he bowed to counsel and conceded to Ibrahim Salisu Buhari, who later emerged as first Speaker of Fourth Republic House of Representatives.

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