ByÂ AbdulSalam Muhammad
Abubakar Muhammad Rimi, eldest son ofÂ the late Second Republic governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi, has declared that “it will be very difficult for any of the surviving siblings of the late politician to step into the shoe of their late father.”
Rimi told Vanguard in Kano that “it is certainly not hereditary in that the likes of Rimi are rare commodity in every generation.”
He stated that his late father was built and prepared for the challenges by God, maintaining that “the least that is expected of them now is to keep the legacy and the good name he left behind.’
“It is difficult to step into the shoe of people like my father, his type is rare in a generation. He was build in that capacity by God Almighty, we can only keep the legacy going, and strive to keep the good name”, Rimi explained.
The eldest son declared that the crowd that turned up at the funeral prayers were manifestation that the former governor of Kano State impacted positively on the life of common man.
He described Rimiâ€™s exit as “a colossal loss not only to the family but to the entire country, pointing out the man lived for and died for the emancipation of the down-trodden.”
Meanwhile, thousands of mourners continued to troop to the residence of the late PDP stalwart in Durbin Katsina, Kano, to commiserate with the family.
Those sighted yesterday included Bauchi State Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda; former Finance Minister, Alhaji Adamu Ciroma; Mr. Solomon Lar, Prof. Jerry Gana, and Alhaji Ghali Umar Naâ€™aba.