Former Gombe speaker, Nono, dies in auto crash
A former Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Nasiru Nono, has died in an auto crash along Abuja-Keffi expressway, on Thursday.
Confirming the passage of Nono, the former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Buba Shanu, disclosed this to Punch correspondent.
Shanu described the demise Nono as unfortunate.
According to him, late Nono was travelling alongside a former House of Assembly member, Hon. Haruna Fada.
He, however, said Fada survived the crash and currently receiving medical treatment.
“He (Nono), died in a ghastly motor accident along Abuja Keffi expressway. He was travelling with Hon. Haruna Usman Fada, former House of Assembly member who survived and is currently receiving treatment,” Shanu said.
Nono became famous among state Houses of Assembly speakers in 2018 when his mace was allegedly stolen by legislators.
However, the police found the mace behind the National Industrial Court complex in the state, which was dumped by unknown persons.
He aspired for the Gombe Central senatorial district under the PDP in 2019.