Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa
The then Kaduna state governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa was killed alongside five others in a helicopter crash in Ogbia Creek, Bayelsa state in 2012, Aljazeera reported
Kaduna’s first Christian governor, Yakowa replaced Namadi Sambo after the latter was made vice president to Goodluck Jonathan.
A resident who witnessed the crash said the helicopter wobbled in the sky before nose-diving into a forest.
Mamman Ali, the then-governor of Yobe state died in a Florida hospital, United States in 2019 two weeks after he travelled to the country for medical treatment.
Alli assumed office in May 2007 on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), AllAfrica reported.
According to Premium Times, Shehu Kangiwa died in office in a polo accident in January 1982. Kangiwa was the governor of Sokoto state at the time of his death.
Kamgiwa’s deputy, Garba Nadama, was sworn in as the Sokoto governor until November 1983 when Muhammadu Buhari took over power through a military coup.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Akeredolu died after suffering from a prolonged illness that took him out of the country.
The governor was said to have died of prolonged leukaemia at a state house hospital in Lagos on Wednesday morning, December 27. Multiple media cited a reliable source over the death of the governor, who died at the age of 67.