A governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi State, Abdul-Aziz Aliyu, has died alongside his younger brother, Salmanu Aliyu in an auto accident on Saturday.
Abubakar Aliyu, the family spokesman, told reporters in Kano that the incident happened on Saturday afternoon when the victims were returning from Abuja.
Mr. Aliyu said the 36-year-old APC stalwart was in Lagos for an official engagement on Friday. He said the politician, who was to travel to Kano same day, stopped over in Abuja as his flight from the Nigerian capital was cancelled due to bad weather.
It was gathered that Salmanu, who was also in Abuja for a private engagement, joined his elder brother for the road trip to Kano during which the accident occurred.
“Omeiza (the late politician’s son) spoke with his father around 1.30 p.m. on Saturday few minutes before the ill fated journey. We received the shocking and sad news of his demise from samaritans at the scene of the accident,” the announcer said on Sunday.
He added that “from the report we received none of passengers on the ill fated Sharon car survived and they have been given mass burial at a location at Jere town”.