Barely 24 hours after the death of Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Uchenna Ikonne, was announced, the gubernatorial candidate of the National Rescue Movement in Adamawa State, Aliyu Maina, was on Thursday confirmed dead.
He was said to have died on Wednesday, January 25 after a brief illness in Abuja.
The National Publicity Secretary of the NRM, Olusola Afuye, confirmed the incident in a statement obtained on Friday.
He said, “According to the statement from the family, late Alhaji Abba Maina died on Wednesday, January 25 at his residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after a brief illness.
“He has been buried according to Muslim rite. We pray to Almighty Allah to protect his family and all his loved ones.
“We are also calling on all his family members, business and political associates to show late Maina’s family love and care during this mourning period.
“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made with his immediate family and his political family.”