PDP Confirms Death of Yakowa ,Azazi ,Expresses Shock



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The ruling Peoples Democratic  Party has issued the first official statement  confirming today’s naval helicopter crash  in Bayelsa creek that led to  the death of  prominent Nigerians including Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna state and ex NSA, General Owoye Azazi . Chief Olisa Metuh National Publicity Secretary of PDP expressed shock at the tragedy.

Metuh  expressed PDP’s utter shock and devastating grief at the  news of the death of the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and other prominent Nigerians, including the former National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi in a helicopter crash today.

” Our great Party is shocked beyond imagination and no words can adequately give expression to the depth of our grief. What a colossal loss! “

“The nation has lost a great patriot who in about two years in saddle as the Governor of Kaduna State demonstrated an unyielding capacity in  wielding together varying fragile interests. He rendered quality stewardship to his people.  Even in the face of daunting security challenges, nothing came close to  compromising his iron cast resolve and faith that the phase must certainly pass. It is unfortunate that the nation has lost him at this critical curve in our national history.”

” On behalf of the National Executive Committee and other members of the PDP, the National Chairman of our great Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur wishes to condole with the government and the people of Kaduna State as well as the family of late Governor Yakowa on this very painful loss. Your tear is our broken heart!”

“We wish to also send our heart felt condolence to the family of General Azazi as well as to the families of other Nigerians involved in the unfortunate  crash. We beseech God to give them the strength to withstand this harshest sting of the painful loss of dear ones” the statement said.


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