The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have commiserated with the Government and people of Kano State especially, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, family and friends over the death of Maitama Sule.
In a statement dated June 3 and signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the Party said they will “greatly miss” him.
The statement reads:
“A Great Nationalist, Maitama Sule Is Dead! He Will Be Missed – PDP
“We received with great shock, the news of passing away of the Elder Statesman, Alhaji (Dr.) Yusuf Maitama Sule whose departure occurred today in Cairo, Egypt at 87.
“2. The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Senator Ahmed Makarfi on behalf of the entire organs of the Party, commiserate with the Government and people of Kano State especially, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in particular, the Family of the Deceased Icon, and the Nation over the demise of this great Orator, Politician, and Diplomat, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
“3. The Late Maitama Sule was the Pioneer Chairman of the Public Complaint Commission (PCC) in 1975, an office created by the Regime to hear complaints from Nigerians on all issues of governance. He carried out this responsibility diligently and reduced corruption index in the Country by using the PCC Platform to expose corrupt officers in government.
“4. He was a two-time Minister in the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Commerce respectively; Nigerian’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in 1979 and he served as the Chairman of the UN Special Committee on Apartheid during the first tenure of Alhaji Shehu Shagari, a position he discharged with great responsibilities especially in the Apartied discussions of South Africa.
“5. Alhaji Maitama Sule has left us at a time his wise and experienced counsel is still needed. His demise is not only a loss to the Nation but also to Africa. We will miss his astute contribution on various issues of national development.
“6. We pray Allah rest his Soul; and pray the fortitude for his family to bear this great loss.
“God bless his family and State! God bless the PDP!! God bless Nigeria!!!”