Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has described the death of the prominent First and the Second Republic politician, Alhaji Dauda Dangalan, as the downfall of a Pillar of true democracy.
Dauda, whose political life and struggle were identified with the proletariats, ‘Talakawas’, was a renowned democrat whose political life started from the First Republic, or even beyond.
Ganduje said, “he was active, committed and humane towards the emancipation of the poor people in the society.”
The news of his death, he lamented, “Was shocking, shocking and shocking. It is not an overstatement to say, the likes of Dauda are few in the nation’s democracy. We dearly lost a political leader, who led by example.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Kano State, I am extending our heartfelt grief over the death of Malam Dauda Dangalan, to his immediate families, Kano State and to the entire poor people across Nigeria. A real emancipator answered the call of our Creator,” Ganduje said.
“Dauda of blessed memory was a shining example of the genuine fight for the poor people in all political dispensations he witnessed. We really missed a rare gem who understood the relationship between democracy and good governance,” he said.
While praying for Allah’s blessing and forgiveness for the reposed soul of the deceased, he called on his family members to always take a leaf from him (Dauda), adding that, “May Almighty Allah forgive all his shortcomings while alive and reward his good deeds with Jannatul Firdaus.