From: Ali Abare, Gombe
Second Republic governor of Old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, is dead. He died at the age of 85 after a protracted illness.
According to family sources as reported on an online medium monitored in Gombe, Kaita died at the Nizamieye Turkish Hospital in Abuja where he has been on life support for weeks at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
Elected on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN), Kaita was governor of Kaduna State from October to December 1983. He was born in 1932.
Having lost his first attempt to govern Kaduna State to Balarabe Musa of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), when he contested in 1979, Kaita later became Special Assistant to President Shehu Shagari. Before then, he was a member of the Constituent Assembly of Nigeria (1977-1978).
Kaita was also a leading member of the late Shehu Yar’adua’s political movement as well as a founding member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).