The remains of the former Presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention in the aborted 1993 third republic, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has been buried.
It was reported that Tofa died in the early hours of today Monday, January 3, after a protracted illness. He was 93 years old.
The funeral prayer session was led by Imam Shehu Tijjani Yan Mota at 9.20am. The funeral prayer held at his residence at Gandun Albasa, was attended by eminent figures like the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Kano Central Senator, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, former Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, and Alhaji Sule Yahya Hamma.
Others were Alhaji Aminu Dabo, Alhaji Sani Kwangila Yakasai and Barr. A.B Mahmud.
He was later buried at Hajj camp burial ground.
Tofa, who was born in June 1947, was also the Chairman of the Kano Elders Forum. He contested against MKO Abiola in the 1993 presidential election.