BAUCHI/Nigeria: A former Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Garba Muhammad-Gadi, has died at the age of 70 years, a family source said on Tuesday.
A close relative to the deceased, Alhaji Abdurrahman Nuhu-Bayero, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria that Muhammad-Gadi died in an India hospital on Tuesday.
He said the late politician is survived by three wives and 15 children.
He also said arrangements were at an advanced stage to transport the body home for burial.
Muhammad-Gadi, who is the Danburan Katagum, served as deputy governor under the administration of Gov. Isa Yuguda from 2007 to 2011.
He was also the National Chairman, Merger Committee which supervised the fusing of CPC with other political parties that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC). NAN