By Ese Awhotu
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has condoled the people of Danja Local Government, in particular the immediate family of Alhaji Sale Danja, over his death in an accident which occurred over the weekend along Katsina-Dutsinma road.
Governor Masari, who, along with his Deputy Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, attended the funeral prayer of the late politician in Danja town on Sunday, served as the chief mourner for a couple of hours, receiving symphasizers who trooped in to condole and empasize with the family of the deceased.
The Governor described Alhaji Sale as a quintessential politician who never allowed other people’s contrary views to get the worst part of his emotions, as he always trivialised whatever insults were directed at him.
He added that the deceased typified the philosophy of ‘Politics Without Bitterness’, expounded by the Second Republic politician, the late Alhaji Waziri Ibrahim of the Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP) fame and its Presidential candidate.
A statement signed by Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, DG Media to the governor, made available to Peoples Daily yesterday, said Governor Masari urged politicians, especially the up-and-coming ones to take a cue from Alhaji Sale and internalise his brand of politics in which ‘lose or win we remain together without ill feelings’.
He stressed that the raison d ‘etre for politics should always be for the advancement of the larger society not narrow interests.
While condoling the bereaved, the Governor advised the bereaved to take consolation in the fact that Alhaji Sale had lived a fulfilled life full of jokes, banter and conviviality, virtues that had endeared him to all those who came across him.
The Governor and other members of his entourage prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.