Presidential candidate of National Republican Convention (NRC) in 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, is dead.
While details of his death are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, it was however, gathered that the elder statesman has been critically ill for some weeks.
One of Tofa’s daughters, who had debunked the rumors of his death when it trended on social media three days ago, confirmed his demise on Monday morning.
Until his death, Tofa was known for speaking up for the country and suggesting ideas through which some of the crisis affecting Nigeria could be tackled. He was the candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 election, who ran against the late MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
1993 election was adjudged thr freest and most transparent election in the history of Nigeria but was annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.