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Former Nigerian Presidential Candidate, Hassan Yusuf Is Dead

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A former Nigerian presidential candidate, Hassan Yusuf has been reported dead, sending family and friends into deep grief.

According to a Punch Metro report, Alhaji Hassan Yusuf, a second republic Presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party, has died at the age of 83 years.

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The son of the deceased, Yusuf Hassan, said Yusuf died on Tuesday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness and was buried on Tuesday in Damaturu.

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He said the deceased left behind 4 wives, 20 children and 55 grandchildren.

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Hassan Yusuf succeeded the late Aminu Kano as the presidential candidate of PRP and contested against late Shehu Shagari in 1983.

The late politician started politics in 1958 as a youth leader under the Northern Elements Progressives Union (NEPU), later joined Action Group and the PRP.

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Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, Alhaji Maimala Buni, APC governorship candidate, Emirs of Damaturu and Nguru were among dignitaries that attended the funeral prayers in Damaturu.

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