From Francis Nansak
A rally that was scheduled to hold today in Keffi by the All Progressive Congress (APC) primarily to welcome defectors from the opposition parties,has been postponed.
This was so on the heels of the death of one of the CPC and APC founding father,a retired military general ,Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki.
The demise of the late General hits family members,Keffi Emirate and Nasarawa state at the earliest hours of Saturday,already preparation for the reception of decampees into the APC had been perfected,where the state governor Engineer Abdullahi Sule,senator Abdullahi Adamu and senator Tanko Al-Makura were expected to receive the new members into the party.
The late General was an alley of president Muhammadu Buhari,who had served as the Military governor of Kwara state and later minister in the two years regime of general Muhammadu Buhari between 1981 to 1983..
He was born in 1944 and died in 2021 leaving behind his wife and children,he was buried in his home town at Keffi,Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state.
Alhaji Aliyu Iyal the zonal chairman APC western zone ,said the reception slated to have hold on Saturday,was postponed in honour of the late General who was not only going to be missed by his family and loved ones but the entire APC family and the country at large.
Iyal stated that General Ahmed Aboki was a devoted party man and a patriot whose demise came to the state,APC as a huge shock.
However in a swift remarks
,the Nasarawa state Governor Engineer Sule said he was deeply shaken and saddened by the sudden demise of a man he respected as brother, a leader and an illustrious son of Nasarawa state.
The Governor further said the death of General Aboki has robbed ‘our dear state and the nation of a fine gentleman, an astute businessman and seasoned politician who served his fatherland with undeniable patriotism’.
According to him,” The results of his exploits in the military as Director of Military Intelligence, (DMI) GOC 1 Div and Minister of Communications, Social Development, Youths and Sports and also military administrator of the then Kwara State amongst others abound.
“In the political sphere General Aboki rose to become the interim Zonal
Vice Chairman, North Central of the All Progressives Congress, APC and also a member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling party”Governor Sule said.