Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has expressed sadness over the death of Commodore Dan Suleiman, the former chairman of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).
Obi paid tribute to the renowned nationalist on Friday, February 3, in a social media post seen by Legit.ng.
According to Obi’s tributary message, the development was sad news, but he also described the late Dan Suleiman as a diligent and astute politician.
“It is with a deep sense of sadness that I received the sad news of the passing on, of Commodore Dan Suleiman. He was a very respected, experienced, diligent and discerning politician who added great value to any enterprise he was engaged in.”
Obi said Dan Sulieman lived an exemplary life that was driven by selflessness as well as his diligent traits as a leader while at the helm of affairs as the military governor of Plateau state.
The Labour Party bannerman said:
“Commodore Dan was an engaging Elder Statesman and a diligent leader, who served Nigeria and the Middle belt region selflessly and diligently.
“The death of the Commodore is a huge loss to the entire Suleiman Family, the Middle belt and to Nigerians in general.”
“On behalf of my family, I commiserate with his family and all who mourn him. May God grant him eternal rest and grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
Air Commodore Suleiman was a prominent member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought against the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election won by late Chief MKO Abiola and the restoration of democratic rule in Nigeria.
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