The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness, over the death of Muhammad Dakat, the Director-General of the National Solidarity Movement for Atiku/Ifeanyi Okowa, during the 2023 Presidential election.
Alhaji Atiku through a statement issued via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, described the late Dakat as a “rallying point for young people, and a natural leader who led by his convictions and personal example.”
The late NSM Director-General, was a staunch supporter of former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, until his demise.
Reacting to the news of the late DG’s death, Alhaji Atiku wrote: “I have just been briefed about the passing of Muhammad Dakat. “As Director General of the National Solidarity Movement for Atiku/Okowa (NSM), Muhammad brought a huge dose of enthusiasm and inspiration to the assignment of mobilising compatriots in the last general election.
“Even after the election, he was unwavering in his commitment to the cause.
“Muhammad was a rallying point for young people and a natural leader who led by his convictions and personal example. “We have lost one of the most Atikulated members of our family at such a young age.
“Ifeanyi Okowa and I, on behalf of the team, would like to offer our condolences to the Dakat family and friends, the NSM, and members of our support groups in general. He will be sorely missed. ”
The former Vice President however prayed that God strengthens his family.
“I pray that the Almighty Allah gives his family the strength to withstand this tragic moment. May his memories be a blessing. Amin,” Atiku added.