Maitama Sule Was a De-tribalised Nigerian, Says Tinubu 


By Adebisi Adeyemi Lagos, Nigeria


All Progressives Congress national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, who died on Monday in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 89 as a de-tribalised Nigerian.
He said his death was not only a loss to his family and Kano State but also to the entire country.
Asiwaju Tinubu said in a statement by his Media Office in Lagos: “The death in Cairo, Egypt on Monday of Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, is a loss not only to his family, Kano State, but also to Nigeria and Nigerians.

“But we must all be consoled by the fact that he lived to a ripe age. And in his lifetime, he made an indelible mark as a politician, diplomat and statesman.

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“He personified what we should all be: Nigerians who know no tribe, region or religion. Danmasanin Kano was a truly detribalised Nigerian. He was always at the vanguard of peace and unity.

“His death has reduced the rank of true nationalists at this time when the nation is in dire need of wise counsel on how to navigate through potential landmines.

“Danmasanin Kano was a rare statesman and an orator who can move mountains with words. I related with him closely and drank from his vast knowledge.

“I will personally miss him. May Almighty Allah grant him Aljanna Fridaus.”


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