The Presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the botched 3rd Republic in 1993 Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, is dead.
Kano born erudite politician had slugged it out with the presumed winner of that epic political battle, Chief Mashood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola before the military authority under General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida annulled what pundits described as “pan Nigerian mandate”
Family sources told our correspondent that the erudite politician died in the in the early hours of Monday after a brief at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).
Tofa was born on June 20th, 1947 was an brilliant politician with vast in interest on major business concerns locally and internationally.
It would be recalled that the news of his demise had last Friday went viral in the social media before the family members debunked it .