- The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has gone into mourning after the death of one of its candidates for the 2023 general elections, lawyer Abba Bello Haliru
- Lawyer Haliru died in Abuja on Friday, January 6, after a brief illness, according to the director general of the PDP Governorate Campaign Council, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu.
- The deceased, the PDP candidate for the Birnin Kebbi/Kalgo/Bunza federal constituency of the House of Representatives, was the first child of the party’s former national chairman, Dr. Bello Haliru.
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FCT, Abuja – Lawyer Abba Bello Haliru, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Birnin Kebbi/Kalgo/Bunza federal constituency of the House of Representatives, has died.
Haliru’s death was confirmed by PDP Governorship Campaign Council Director General Alhaji Abubakar Shehu, daily trust informed.
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Shehu said that Haliru died after a short illness in Abuja on Friday, January 6.
The deceased was deduced to be the first child of former PDP National Chairman Dr. Bello Haliru.
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He won the PDP ticket by defeating incumbent House member Bello Relisco in the party’s 2022 primary.
A family source said that he would be buried in Abuja on Saturday, January 7.
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In a related development, the 2023 candidate for the Plateau State House of Assembly under the PDP platform, Mathew Akawu, is dead.
Akawu died in a hospital on the morning of Friday, January 6, after a brief illness. A family member of his who spoke about the unfortunate incident said the former school principal died just hours after returning from a traditional festival in his local government area of Bassa in Plateau state.
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“It is true that we lost the PPD candidate this Friday morning. He went to his traditional party in Bassa and came back. But soon after, he fell ill and complained of chest pain,” he said.
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Similarly, Taofeek Olayiwola, former PDP secretary in Oyo state, has died. He died on Wednesday morning, December 21, 2022, at University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Olayiwola, who died at the age of 62, was the state secretary of the party during the tenure of the late former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala.