The Peoples Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee (PDP-NCC) has tribute to elder statesman, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule who died Monday in Cairo, Egypt, aged 87.
The party also commiserated with the deceased’s family as well as the government and people of Kano State, Maitama’s state of origin.
In a statement in Abuja, “the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Senator Ahmed Makarfi on behalf of the entire organs of the party commiserate with the government and people of Kano State especially, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in particular, the family of the deceased icon, and the nation over the demise of this great orator, politician, and diplomat, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
“The late Maitama Sule was the pioneer Chairman of the Public Complaint Commission (PCC) in 1975, an office created by the regime to hear complaints from Nigerians on all issues of governance. He carried out this responsibility diligently and reduced corruption index in the Country by using the PCC Platform to expose corrupt officers in government.
“He was a two-time Minister in the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Commerce respectively; Nigerian's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in 1979 and he served as the Chairman of the UN Special Committee on Apartheid during the first tenure of Alhaji Shehu Shagari, a position he discharged with great responsibilities especially in the apartheid discussions of South Africa.
“We pray Allah rest his Soul; and pray the fortitude for his family to bear this great loss,” it added.