Gamawa (Bauchi) – The remains of Sen. Babayo Gamawa, former Deputy National Chairman of People’s, Democratic Party (PDP), were buried on Saturday at a Central Cemetery in his home town, Gamawa, Bauchi state.
The funeral prayers, presided by Sheikh Salisu Ningi, took place at exactly. 11 am, with Gov. Bala Muhammed of Bauchi and other dignitaries in attendance.
Speaking shortly after the prayers, the governor described late Gamawa as a humble and dedicated person who contributed positively to the development of the state.
He prayed God to grant the deceased, eternal rest, and the family, the courage to bear the pains of his loss.
Gamawa passed away yester night at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, after a brief illness.
He was aged 53, and left behind, four wives, 16 children, aged mother and other relations.
Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), passed away on Friday night in Bauchi, after a brief illness.
His spokesperson, Isa Gadau, said “He complained of slight stomach ache and was taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, where he was admitted and later passed away.
“I am now heading to his house,” Gadau said.
It would be recalled that Sen. Gamawa defected to the ruling APC prior to the 2019 general elections.
Born on Feb. 2, 1966, he attended the University of Jos, where he obtained a National Certificate in Purchasing and Supply.
He had served as the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly and later Deputy Governor following the impeachment of the then Deputy Governor, late Alhaji Mohammed Gadi.
In 2011, he was elected Senator under the platform of the PDP in the 7th National Assembly; where he served as the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation and a member of the Land Transport Committee.
He left behind four wives, 16 children and aged mother.
His burial arrangement is yet to be announced by his family. (NAN)