An All Progressive Congress, APC, Chieftain and the Senatorial candidate for Jigawa Central Tijjani Kiyawa is dead.
He died in a China hospital.
Kiyawa was flown to the Asian country after being admitted at a private clinic in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The deceased represented Dutse/Kiyawa Federal Constituency for two terms at the House of representatives.
He defected to the APC after losing the election in 2015.
In his condolence massage Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru expressed shock over the incident.
The governor described him as “a man of honor, a great leader, and a role model to the younger generation, who has sacrificed his whole life to serve the common man.”
He added, “The death of Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya has come with a serious shock to me and indeed to the people of Jigawa state. Every soul must taste death. Our prayer is always to have a good ending and no doubt our brother has ended in a good after battling a protracted illness.”