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Barnabas Bantex, Kaduna former Deputy governor is dead

by Meso Ejiofor
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According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, Former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Barnabas Bantex has reportedly died.Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has announced the death Barnabas Bantex, on Sunday.

The late Mr Bantex was the deputy governor between 2015 and 2019, which was the first term of Governor El-Rufai in office.

He stepped aside to seek the senate seat for Kaduna South Senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to PDP in the 2019 general elections.

Announcing Mr Bantex’s demise on Sunday, Mr El-rufai said:

“In the midst of trying times, I have received with utter sadness news of the departure of my friend and brother, His Excellency Barnabas Bantex.

“I have spoken to his family and conveyed our condolence on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State.

We shall work closely with his family to grant a befitting farewell to a man who gave so much to this state even when hobbled by ill-health”.

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