Sen Abba Ali, PMB’s ally, dies


Sen Abba Ali, a Second Republic Senator from Katsina has died as a result of an accident in Saudi Arabia, Tuesday.

Reports say he was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon and was confirmed dead at a local hospital.

Senator Abba Ali served in the Nigerian senate between 1979-1983 and was one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest allies.

In a tribute to the late Sen Ali, the president describes him as a complete gentleman who had a nuanced understanding of issues.
“I have had the honor of knowing him from our early days. He is leaving us with countless memories. We will greatly miss him,” says the president.

Until his death, the deceased was a member of the Federal Judicial Service Commission and served as the Chairman of the Forum of Classmates that included the President and members of their set from what is now the Government College Katsina.


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