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Former House of Representatives Speaker, Ghali Na’Abba, Passes Away at 65

Renowned Politician and 8th Speaker Succumbs to Ailment in Abuja

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Ghali Na’Abba, the distinguished former Speaker of the House of Representatives, breathed his last on Wednesday morning in Abuja. Born on September 27, 1958, Na’Abba had been grappling with a prolonged illness, ultimately succumbing to its challenges.

Family sources revealed that the late Na’Abba had been contending with the ailment for an extended period. Despite a previous stint abroad for medical treatment, where he spent several months on recovery, the battle proved relentless. The former Speaker’s demise marks the end of a political era, leaving behind a legacy shaped by his contributions to the country’s governance.

The sources further disclosed that the final resting place for the former Speaker is slated to be Abuja, with burial proceedings adhering to Islamic rites scheduled for today.

A prominent figure in Nigerian politics, Na’Abba transitioned into the Peoples Democratic Party, eventually securing the party’s candidacy for the Kano Municipal Federal Constituency. His victory in the April 1999 general elections paved the way for his ascent to the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Na’Abba’s political journey unfolded against the backdrop of a turbulent period, stepping into the role after the exit of Salisu Buhari, the inaugural Speaker of the Fourth Republic, during a political crisis. A graduate in political science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Na’Abba’s impact on the political landscape is etched in the history of Nigeria’s governance.

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