The presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC), for the annulled 1993 election, Bashir Tofa, is dead.
Tofa died in the early hours of Monday at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness. He was aged 74.
Tofa was the presidential candidate of the NRC for the infamous June 12, 1993 election. During the election, Tofa squared off against MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the presumed winner of the election. But the Babangida regime annulled the election.
He has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.
The politician and elder statesman was buried at the Hajj Camp cemetery in Kano metropolis between the graves of his parents