The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed grief over the death of frmer military administrator of Benue and Kano states and former Chairman, Niger State PDP Elders’ Committee, Col. Isa Kontagora (rtd),
describing it as a huge national loss.
The PDP described the late Col. Kontagora as a courageous soldier, a
fine officer and patriotic Nigerian, who made immense sacrifices for the
unity, stability and development of our nation, particularly in his
selfless roles towards the return of democracy in 1999.
In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, the party said late Col. Kontagora was a quintessential democrat and fearless fighter for the entrenchment and strengthening of democratic tenets of respect for the constitution, adherence to the rule of law, social justice, equality and fairness in our country.
It said: “Col. Kontagora was a loyal partyman, who remained committed to the ideals of our party as well as its stability and progress, both at the
national and state levels. His contributions as the Chairman of the
Niger State PDP Elders’ committee remain invaluable in the history of
“The PDP is saddened that Col. Kontagora left at the time our nation
needed his wealth of experience and patriotism the most.”