16 March 2012

Nigeria: Godwin Daboh Adzuana Dies At 70

Benue- born politician, Godwin Daboh Adzuana is dead. Mr. Daboh is said to have died yesterday at the Garki Hospital, Abuja after a protracted illness at the age of 70.

President Goodluck Jonathan described the late Chief Godwin Daboh Adzuana as fearless politician who stood firmly for principles in which he believed.

In a condolence statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan said Daboh was "a very active man who was not afraid to stand firmly for the principles in which he believed."

President Jonathan who noted Daboh's vigorous campaign and adroitness in mobilising grassroots support during the last presidential electioneering process, also commended his positive contributions as founder of the Move Nigeria Project in promoting national unity and consciousness.'

Also, Senate President David Mark described the death of Chief Godwin Akpenlamen Dabo as a huge loss to the political class and the nation in general. Mark, in a condolence message to the government and people of Benue State yesterday, described Dabo as a political strategist and goal getter.

"We shall miss his political engineering, his wit and humour even in the face of adversity. He was daring, fearless and courageous. He never shifted ground once he believed in a cause", Mark said in a statement by his chief press secretary, Paul Mumeh.

Former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abubakar Tsav, described the late Dabo as a fearless politician who constantly remained on the path of truth, preaching against evil.

The late Godwin Daboh came to national prominence in 1974 when he accused Joseph Tarka, the then Federal of Communications Commissioner of corruption. Tarka was then forced to resign his appointment.

He is also known for publishing a tabloid called "The Broom."

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