NIGER State was covered by a dark cloud, and was gripped by confusion on Sunday following the announcement of the death of former governor Abdulkadir Kure.
Kure was said to have died in Germany on Sunday afternoon where he was flown to three weeks ago for medical attention.
According to family sources, the former governor was taken to Germany for kidney-related sickness.
The Chief Press Secretary to the former Governor, Alhaji Mahmud Abdullahi, confirmed this to our correspondent in a telephone interview.
Abdullahi said arrangement was already being made by the family to bring the remains of the former governor to the country for burial.
Born on February 26, 1956, the late Kure is survived by his wife, Senator Zaynab Kure, six children – four boys and two girls.
He was the Director of Engineering Services in the Federal Capital Territory before joining politics.
The late Kure was a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party and became the state two-term governor between 1999 and 2007.
After leaving office as governor, Kure became a member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP.
The late Abdulkhadir Kure was a member of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP.
A devastated state Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Tanko Beji, described Kure’s demise as “sad,” adding that “we cannot query God.”
Beji said the late governor had contributed immensely to the socio -political development of Niger State and Nigeria as a whole
He added, “He has left an indelible mark on the sand of times ,may his soul rest in peace.”