Presidential candidate of the (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has described the late Nigerian author, Alhaji Abubakar Gimba as a rare gem, whose vacuum would be difficult to fill.
In a tribute to the late author, General Buhari said he was deeply touched by the death of Abubakar Gimba at a time Nigeria still badly needed his wealth of experience and rich ideas.
Describing the deceased as “an all-rounder, whose versatility was amazing.” the APC presidential candidate said that he personally felt touched by Gimba’s passing.
According to him, the late Gimba was an enthusiastic supporter of his ambition and an ardent fan of the APC, whose platform for change he had identified with.
General Buhari said the late Abubakar Gimba was not only an accomplished public servant, but also a highly successful and respected author in Nigeria and beyond.
As a great writer, he said, the deceased had inspired many young Nigerians to dream big, adding that through his fertile imagination, the literary star had captured the contemporary realities of Nigeria.
While praying for the repose of the deceased and wishing him eternal rest in peace, General Buhari extended his condolence to the family of the late Abubakar Gimba and prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss. [myad]