36-year-old Governorship Candidate, Brother Killed In Auto Crash

AbdulAziz Omeiza Aliyu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship aspirant in Kogi State, AbdulAziz Omeiza Aliyu has died in an auto crash at Jere town, along Kaduna-Abuja federal highway. His younger brother, Salmanu Adeiza Aliyu also died in the accident.

Spokesman for the family, Abubakar Aliyu told newsmen in Kano where the governorship aspirant was based that the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, while he was returning from Abuja alongside his younger brother in a chauffeur-driven vehicle.

Aliyu said that the 36-year-old was in Lagos for an official engagement last Friday but stopped over in Abuja due to bad weather in Kano that led to the cancellation of his flight. His younger brother, Salmanu Aliyu, who was also in Abuja for a private engagement was said to have joined his elder brother for a return journey to Kano by road.

“Omeiza spoke with his father around 1.30pm Saturday few minutes into the ill fated journey and barely half an hour, we received the shocking and sad news of his demise from Samaritans from the scene of the accident,” the spokesperson said.

“… from the report we received none of passengers on the ill fated Sharon car survived and they have been given mass burial at location at Jere town.”

The deceased’s father, Alhaji Momohjimoh Aliyu in his reaction said he accepted the incident as an act of God and a “fulfilment of destiny”.

“They are from God and they have returned to Him at appointed time and on our part we have accepted it as an act of God.”

However, he appealed to the teeming supporters of his late son who had thronged his Gama quarters residence in Kano to move on with their lives. “Allah has done what’s best and suitable for us and we should be grateful to Him.”