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A SENATORIAL candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections, South-west Senatorial Zone, Tijani Kiyawad has died in a Chinese hospital on Saturday.

  Spokesman to the president, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement said that President Buhari on Sunday,  condoled with the family of the former House of Representatives member, government and people of Jigawa State over the demise of the former lawmaker. He said that  Buhari described the deceased as a “kind and insightful politician, who placed the interests of the people he represented above his own.

  “He left behind an indelible contribution to the social and economic development of his community and the nation.

  “He will always be remembered for his acute understanding of grassroots political mobilisation.”

  The president prayed for the repose of Kiyawa’s soul and for fortitude for the family, political associates, the government and people of Jigawa to bear the loss.

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