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He saved Nigeria’s democracy – Shehu Sani mourns former Reps Speaker, Na’abba

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Former Kaduna lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has expressed sadness over the death of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Ghali Umar Na’abba.

Na’abba passed on in the early hours of Wednesday at the age of 65 after battling an undisclosed illness.

Reacting, Sani in a post on his official X handle, declared that the deceased saved Nigeria’s democracy when he was in power.

Describing the death as a great loss to Nigerians, Sani revealed that while the deceased was in office, he thwarted moves by some politicians to expunge term limits for governors and presidents from the Nigerian constitution.

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He wrote, “Hon Ghali Umar Na’abba, Ex-Speaker House of Representatives. He lived an accomplished life.

“He saved Nigeria’s democracy at its most crucial moment. He upheld and defended the honor and independence of the parliament.

“Without the courage and principles of the likes of Ghali, the term limits for Governors and Presidents would have been expunged from our constitution. Ghali spoke for justice and stood for freedom. A great loss.

“My condolences to his family.May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin”.

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