Gombe Deputy Governor Dies, GEJ Commiserates With Family, State
SAN FRANCISCO, November 04, (THEWILL) - The Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Mr. David Albashi, 52, has died in a Stuttgart, Germany hospital, where he was being treated for wounds sustained in car crash a few weeks ago in his home state.
The Gombe State Government in a statement said he passed on to glory early Friday.
The Deputy Governor was on his back from a church thanksgiving service on August 28, 2011, when his car crashed killing his police orderly instantly, according to reports.
Albashi was flown to the Stuttgart hospital two weeks later having been treated at the ICU section of the National Hospital in Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan in a Friday State described his demise as “shocking”, adding, “I am deeply and personally touched by the sudden loss of this vibrant and young politician”.
The President told Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State to extend his sincere condolences to Mr. Albashi’s family, the Government of Gombe State, and the entire people of the state.
He prayed that God Almighty will grant eternal repose to the soul of the late Deputy Governor, and comfort Mr. Albashi’s family.