Bashir Tofa, Former Presidential Candidate Dies At 74
Bashir Tofa was the National Republican Convention’s (NRC) presidential candidate in the June 12, 1993 election.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Mr. Tofa, 74, died in the early hours of Monday after a long illness.
Magaji Galadima (Kachallan Kano), a close associate of the deceased, announced his death on Facebook.
“Allahu akbar, we eventually lost Alh. Bashir Tofa,” Mr Galadima wrote. May Allah bestow eternal rest on him.”
Mr. Tofa was the National Republican Convention’s (NRC) presidential candidate in the June 12, 1993 election, which was widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s freest.
Mr. Tofa was born in Kano on June 20, 1947, and received his primary education at Shahuci Junior Primary School in Kano before continuing his education at City Senior Primary School in Kano. He attended Kano Provincial College from 1962 to 1966.
From 1967 to 1968, he worked for Royal Exchange Insurance Company after finishing his studies at the Provincial School. He attended City of London College from 1970 to 1973.
Mr. Tofa’s political career began in 1976, when he was elected to the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Council. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1977.