The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Governor of Yobe State who is also the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Mai Mala Buni on Saturday, 22 January, 2022 paid condolence visits to Katsina and Sokoto States.
Their first port of call was the home of the Katsina business mogul and Chairman of Max Air Limited, Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal whose mother, Hajiya Murja Mangal died on Friday, 21 January, 2022.
They were at Mangal’s house where former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his entourage were already seated while the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari later joined them as they all offered prayers for the repose of the soul of the departed.
Thereafter, Lawan and Buni and their entourage stopped briefly to congratulate former Senator Abba Ali who was turbanned on Saturday as Turakin Katsina.
From Katsina, Lawan and Buni proceeded to Sokoto to commiserate with the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who lost his elder brother, Muhammadu Bello on Tuesday.
Speaking at Tambuwal’s residence in Sokoto, the Senate President condoled his family, government and people of Sokoto State and prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
“We have come to condole you and as Muslims, we know every life will taste death. We pray for the repose of the soul of our brother.
“I want to take this opportunity to condole you on behalf of members of the National Assembly.
“Your Excellency, you are one of us. The two Chambers have asked me to convey their message of condolence to you.
“Before now, the Senate Leader and the Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Ibrahim Dan Baba were here two days ago to condole you on our behalf. But we have every reason to take every possible opportunity to come here personally to commiserate with you,” Lawan said.
Responding, Tambuwal recalled how long they had been in friendship and thanked them for the visit.
“We are indeed consoled with your kind words and by your prayers.
“This is a very great lesson for all of us especially those of us who are practitioners in politics. We should keep our relationship no matter what is happening.
“Political parties and politics come and go but relationship remain. From this, this is a clear and very eloquent testimony of that. We cannot thank you enough,” Tambuwal said.
Also in company of the Senate President were Senators Bello Mandiya, Ahmad Kaita and Barau Jibrin.