The party also commiserated with the late Maitama Sule’s immediate family, the Emir of Kano, the people and government of Kano State, the federal government and indeed the international community over the sad loss.
According to a statement signed by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary APC, “Nigeria has indeed lost a distinguished politician, progressive voice, public servant and patriot who made the country proud in all public assignments he undertook on behalf of the country – locally and internationally.
“The Party recalls fondly the late Maitama Sule exemplary service as two-time minister and pioneer head of newly established ombudsman body, Public Complaints Commission (PCC).
“As former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the late Maitama Sule chaired the important United Nations Standing Committee Against Apartheid then ravaging South Africa.
“The late Maitama Sule also known by his traditional title, Danmasanin Kano was a patriot who espoused the God given strengths and positive attributes of all the constituent ethnicities that make up our great country Nigeria.
“The late Maitama Sule who contested the presidential ticket of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in 1979 was widely acclaimed for his oratory. His panache endeared him to many, even across political lines.
“Indeed, Nigeria has lost an eminent son whose life’s work and memories will be forever celebrated and remembered. The Party prays the Almighty God give the late Maitama Sule eternal rest and the family, the strength to bear the great loss.”