BREAKING: Southwest loses top ex-senator in US amid second wave of COVID-19

BREAKING: Southwest loses top ex-senator in US amid second wave of COVID-19

– Osun state has lost one of its sons, Bayo Salami

– Salami was a former senator from Osogbo who died in the US

– The former lawmakers died on Friday, January 8, after a brief illness that is yet to be disclosed

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A former federal lawmaker, Bayo Salami, who represented Osun Central in the Senate between 1999 and 2003 has died in the United States (US).

Salami, a native of Osogbo in Osun, passed on after a brief illness on Friday, January 8, Punch reports.

The late former senator was elected on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and has been in the US since before the lockdown in 2020.

Bayo Salami: Ex-senator passes on in US

One of Nigeria’s former senators, Bayo Salami, died in the US on Friday, January 8
(Photo: Bayo Salami)
Source: Facebook

The news was confirmed by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Meanwhile, Saidu Kumo, a Nigerian senator who represented Gombe Central Constituency had died following an undisclosed illness.

Kumo’s death was confirmed by his son, Abubakar who noted that the tragic incident took place on Sunday, December 27, after a brief illness.

The former senator died at a Gwagwalada hospital in Abuja where he was receiving treatment at the age of 71.

In another report, the former lawmaker has since being buried in Abuja in accordance with Islamic rites.

Kumo who served briefly as a special adviser to President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2008 was in the upper legislative chamber between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP) now All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).

Another post claimed that a former military governor of Akwa Ibom state, Idongesit Nkanga had reportedly died of an undisclosed ailment.

Nkanga who was the chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) reportedly died on Thursday, December 24, in a hospital.

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A political associate and a family member of the late governor confirmed the incident to Premium Times. The late Nkanga was Akwa Ibom governor during Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime.

He retired as an air commodore in the Nigerian Airforce.

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