Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I, the Emir of Lafia and Chairman Nasarawa State traditional council of chiefs is dead.
NEWS24EXTRA reports that the late Emir died at the age of 84 on Thursday.
Alhaji Sule Abubakar, the “Ajiyan-Lafia” confirmed the death of the first class emir to newsmen on Thursday in Lafia.
According to the senior cabinet member of the emirate, the Emir died on Thursday at a Turkish Teaching hospital in Abuja following a protracted illness.
Reacting to the sad news, Atiku took to his Twitter page consoling the family of the late emir.
The former Vice President wrote: “I received with shock the loss of Emir of Lafia and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai.
“He will be remembered amongst others as an educationist and humanitarian. May Allah grant him AlJannah Firdaus.”