By: Bomba Dauda
Hon. Gideon Lucas Gwani, member representing Kaura Federal Constituency and Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, said, he received the news of Yakubu Bitiyong’s death with a burden laden heart “because I have lost a friend and the people of kaura, southern kaduna and the state at large have lost a father, a brother and a friend.”
“We started politics the same period with Bitiyong. A long the way, we have had cause to align our interest and we have had cause to be opponents. This is politics. But, above all we have always being brothers till the point that death came calling.
“Bitiyong’s contributions in kaduna state politics and legislation at the state Assembly are enormous. From 2015-2019 Bitiyong was outstanding during his tenure as member of the kaduna State House of Assembly, he sponsored the most Bills. At that dispensation, Bitiyong was very vibrant and the impact he created was largely felt.
“However, death is something that no mortal can escape and Bitiyong’s time have come and he has answered the call. I am wishing my friend, my political ally, political opponent a glorious journey and may God in his infinite mercy console his family and all of us,” he said.