Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Yakowa, Azazi's Death - We Are Shocked Beyond Imagination - PDP

Abuja — THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Saturday, said it was shocked beyond imagination on the news of the death of Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa, and former National Security Adviser, NSA, General Owoeye Azazi in a military helicopter crash in Bayelsa state.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party described the death of these Nigerians as a colossal loss.

The statement reads, "the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed utter shock and devastating grief at the news of the death of the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and other prominent Nigerians, including the former National Security Adviser, General Owoeye Azazi in a helicopter crash today.

" Our great Party is shocked beyond imagination and no words can adequately give expression to the depth of our grief. What a colossal loss!

" The nation has lost a great patriot who in about two years in saddle as the Governor of Kaduna State demonstrated an unyielding capacity in wielding together varying fragile interests. He rendered quality stewardship to his people.

" Even in the face of daunting security challenges, nothing came close to compromising his iron cast resolve and faith that the phase must certainly pass. It is unfortunate that the nation has lost him at this critical curve in our national history.

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