By Amina Yahaya
Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, on behalf of his colleague-members of the forum, has condoled with the former Governor of Kaduna State and former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, on the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammadu Na’iya Makarfi.
A press statement from its Abuja Secretariat on Wednesday, stated that the Forum which is deeply saddened by the news, equally commiserates with the government and people of Zazzau Emirate and Kaduna State in general on the passage of the Majidadin Zazzau, a devoted statesman and devout Muslim, who dedicated his life to the service of God, stability and growth of the nation and the good of humanity at large, aside being a strong voice for his community.
The Forum prayed the Almighty God to accept the soul of the departed and comfort those left to mourn him.
Tuesday, a statement by Makarfi’s spokesman, Mukhtar Sirajo read “The death has occurred of Alhaji Muhammad Na’iya Makarfi. The deceased, who also held the traditional title of Majidadin Zazzau, died today in Makarfi Town of Kaduna at the age of 99.
‘He is survived by two wives, many children, grand children and great grand children. Among his children is Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, one time Governor of Kaduna State and former Chairman of the National Care taker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party. “He has been buried according to Islamic injunctions”.