Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has said the death of veteran Kano politician, Alhaji Dauda Dangalan, has depleted the ranks of the progressive and forward-looking political actors in the country.
Abubakar said this in a statement by his media office in Abuja on Sunday.
He said he was profoundly shocked by the death of the Kano progressive politician who was one of the founding members of Northern Elements Progressive Union during the First Republic and later remoulded into the People’s Redemption Party during the Second Republic.
He noted that his association with Dangalan in the Social Democratic Party and Peoples Democratic Party was his best opportunity to appreciate the contributions of such a progressive politician in the development of our democracy.
The former Vice President said he benefitted immeasurably from the vast and varied experience of Dangalan during their association in the SDP and PDP.
Abubakar said: “Indeed, Dauda Dangalan was a fountain of inspiration; you can’t encounter him without imbibing useful ideas from him.
“He was a rare politician whose main attraction to politics was service to the people and the desire to liberate the masses from exploitation.
“May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with aljanna.”