By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Former Presidential Candidate of National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 aborted third republic, Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa is alive but critically ill Dandal Kura Radio International report.
Our correspondent reports that the erudite politician and astute businessman was rumored to have died on Friday evening in trending stories on social media.
A close associate to the elder-statesman, Alhaji Ahmed Na’abba in an interview with Freedom Freedom Radio Kano denied the story confirming that, the Kano born politician is alive.
Also in a Facebook post by a leading member of Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) Nastura Ashir Shariff confirmed the development that Bashir Tofa is alive but critically ill and hospitalized.
He requested prayers for quick recovery of the politician. Bashir Othman Tofa was born on 20th June 1947.