Godwin Daboh, head of Jonathan’s Secret 2015 Campaign Committee is dead.. Mark Mourns

Godwin Dabo ,the highly controversial politician from Benue state is dead.Reports this afternoon on social media  said  he died in Garki Hospital  Abuja today. But Newsdiaryonline could not immediately confirm the cause of what appears like  his sudden death.

Dabo’s  death came as a shock  to many who have been following his political profile.In particular, insiders said he died with an unfulfilled dream  as he was still working on a project aimed at selling President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 re-election plot  to Nigerians:Dabo according to insiders  was the head of a secret committee said to have been raised to mobilize support for Jonathan’s 2015 tenure elongation or second term project.

It was not certain as at the time of writing this report  if Jonathan actually  recruited or  if some overzealous Aso Rock hawks engaged  Dabo  for the Jonathan 2015 Project.Reuben Abati the presidential spokesman has said that Jonathan  will not benefit from the proposed 6-year  single term presidency which many Nigerians are suspicious about.

Sources told Newsdiaryonline that a prominent of the pro-Jonathan secret campaign  committee had contacted a former head of state for his blessings  for  the- Jonathan- 2015 project; but the ex – head of state known for his craftiness urged the campaigner to give some time.Such is known to be his way of dismissing or rejecting any proposal he finds unwelcome, the source said.

Equally, this afternoon, a villa insider recalled the fact that Dabo had been there  to do some  “arcane or even dirty   for virtually all Nigerian heads of state or presidents  he came  across”.One particular story the  source recalled today was how some  courageous  people met General Sani Abacha  while he was still head of state  in Aso Rock Villa and complained about the  move to make Dabo  a major campaigner for Abacha’s  self transmutation project. The ex dictator wanted to transmute from military to civilian president.The men said Dabo  was not credible and the head of state  should involve more credible people in the campaign.

Those who met the dictator got a rude shock from the villa.Abacha told them that there was no need to involve credible people who would care about their reputation.Bringing in credible people might  undermine the project if they came under attack, they may be tempted to withdraw or be on the defensive in order  to protect their names.Abacha said Dabo was the best person   he was  widely seen as a man without credibility, any attacks on Dabo would not deter and he (Abacha)was certain Dabo  would charge ahead with the campaign against all odds.

So those who thought Abacha had no ‘intelligence’ might be afterall.He knew what he wanted and he equally knew how to get it.Abacha died all of a sudden in the Villa.

….Mark mourns Dabo

President of the  Senate, Senator David Mark has described the demise of a foremost politician , Godwin Akpenlamen Dabo Adzuana as a  huge loss  to the political class  and the Nigerian nation in general.

Senator Mark in a condolence message to the government and people of Benue state noted that Dabo was a political strategist and a goal getter.

“We shall miss his political engineering, his wit and humor  even in the face of adversity. He was daring, fearless and courageous. He never shifted ground once he believe in a course” Senator Mark stressed.

He said the People of Benue and indeed Nigerians would miss the political sagacity of Dabo Who was always there when it mattered politically.

Mark added that no matter how much you loved  or hated him, Dabo was a politician of note who could not be ignored.

He however enjoined the people of Benue State especially the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that late Dabo lived an eventful life and left his  footprint on the sand of time.

Senator Mark prayed that the Almighty God grant him eternal rest.



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