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Bashir Tofa, NRC Presidential Candidate in 1993 Election, is Dead

Edo Michael

Bashir Tofa, NRC presidential candidate in 1993 election is dead.

According to family sources, Tofa died at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in the early hours of Monday after a brief illness.

Confirming his death, one of the deceased’s relations said, “Alhaji Bashir Tofa died after a brief illness.”

He was said to have been at the intensive care unit (ICU) at the hospital for days but was recovering. He eventually succumbed to the illness.

He was aged 75 years.

In the 1993 presidential election, he squared off against MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the presumed winner of the election.

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