The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described late Governor Abdulkadir Kure of Niger as one of the leaders committed to the rebuilding the party.
The factional PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, said this in a telephone interview recently in Abuja.
As confirmed by Mr Tanko Beji, Chairman, PDP, Niger State, Kure, 60, died on Sunday in a German hospital, the spokesman said the deceased was one of the leaders the party relied on in resolving its lingering leadership crisis.
Kure was Governor of Niger from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007, he was an active member of the then ruling PDP
Adeyeye added that by the status of the deceased, his death was a very sad one not just to his family, to his state and PDP, but to Nigeria as a whole.
He also described late Kure as a very humble, warm, gentle interesting and religious man during his life time.
He added that “It is a sad death to us in PDP. Kure was a confidential administrator and a man of impeccable character. Late governor Kure was one of the leaders we relied to rebuild the party. He has so much concern about the party crisis and how to resolve it. He was one of those straight forward persons you can look forward to always, and took his stand. He was a great personality in the PDP. He was one of those who are committed and devoted to the success and progress of the party at all times.
Adeyeye said: “So for us, it is a sad death, the contributions of the late former governor to the PDP and Nigeria would always be remembered”.
The PDP image maker commiserated with the family of late Kure, the people and government of Niger, the PDP and Nigerians.
He prayed God to grant Kure’s family members the fortitude to bear the great loss.