Elder statesman and Chairman, Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, has lost his eldest son, Isah Ango Abdullahi.
Applesbite understands that Isah Abdullahi died after a brief illness.
A family source said Ango Abdullahi’s son died in Abuja Thursday evening, adding that his corpse would be brought to Zaria today for funeral prayers.
The source told Daily Trust that the funeral prayers will be held at Haruna Danja Juma’at Mosque at about 1.30pm.
Until his death, Isa was a staff member of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Abuja.
He is survived by a wife and children.
Applesbite reports that Ango Abdullahi was recently in the news when he revealed details of his meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Speaking on the meeting, Abdullahi said he discussed Nigeria’s political situation with the former military Head of State.
Abdullahi, a former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), stated that Nigeria should go for one of the 15 other candidates aspiring to be president instead of Atiku Abubakar or Bola Tinubu.
He said: “The first thing the former president said was ‘Are we heading towards a new leadership that will takes us out of the huge challenges bedeviling the country, because there were divergent views on whether the nation is on the right track or not?’
“However, but we seem to share the same view regarding the two major presidential flag bearers contesting for the apex seat of the nation. We all feel that both Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar do not have what it takes to fix the challenges bedevilling the nation.
“That has been my personal stance, and I still maintain it.
“Although this is my personal opinion, however, it was borne out of the fact that I know both them too well, and going by their antecedents and track record of services, I don’t think they have what it takes to fix the challenges in country.”