From Tom Garba, Yola
The Factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Hon. Shuaibu Yamusa, has passed on in Kano in the course of a protracted illness.
The Hamma Bachama, HRH Honest Irmiya, confirmed that Yamusa died as a result of Diabetes and heart problems that he had been battling with it for long.
He died in the earlier hour of Sunday morning and was buried yesterday (Monday ) according to Islamic injunction in Numan.
A delegation from the national headquarters of the party, led by the Secretary of the Government of the federation, SGF, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, the three senators representing the state and all the factional leaders of the party in the state were at Numan for the burial.
The National Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Mai Malla described the death of Yamusa as a big loss to the entire country, as the deceased was “a kind of person, hard-working and intelligent.”
Malla called on all APC loyalists to pray for the eternal rest of the late factional chairman, and work towards resolving the Adamawa APC crisis in honour of Yamusa.
The senator representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial District, Mrs Binta Marsi Garba Tumba, described the late Yamusa as “a team player and a perfected gentleman,” lamented that his death came when he was needed “to help implement the change mantra in Adamawa.”
Tumba also revealed that investigations were on-going over the disruption of an empowerment event she held in Mubi recently, saying “sooner or later the culprits will be brought to book.”
Yamusa passed on when the party in the state is facing a serious internal disagreement, that has split in into two. There is a party leadership under the late Yamusa believed to hold the political structure of Murtala Nyako and Dimas Simon who is holding Governor Jibrilla Bindow’s structure.
The sharp disagreement was evident on Monday in Numan at the home of the late Yamusa. There was a mild drama between the two factions, as the entourage of the governor and the train of the SGF failed to exchange pleasantries as usually done by party men.