The Kaduna State Chairman of the Labour Party, Mallam Lawal Garba is dead.
This Newspaper learned that Garba died in a fatal road car crash along the Kaduna-Zaria road on his way back home from the party’s engagement with Northern stakeholders in Arewa House, Kaduna, on Monday.
Peter Obi, presidential flag-bearer of the Labour Party was in Kaduna State to address stakeholders at the Arewa House.
In a statement on Tuesday morning signed by Dr. Yunusa Tanko, the Chief Spokesperson of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign, Obi said he was saddened by the news of the sudden death of Mallam Garba.
Obi was quoted as describing the news of the party chieftain’s death, “just an hour after he left us” as devastating and shocking .
“He was a great party leader, a great guide and adviser to the Labour Party in the planning and prosecution of the Presidential Campaigns
“My heart goes to the family, the teeming Labour Party members, the Obidients family, the entire people of Tudun Wada and the Kaduna State in general,” the presidential hopeful said.