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Bashir Tofa Biography: 8 Facts To Know About Bashir Othman Tofa

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Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the June 12, 1993 election, is dead.

Confirming his death, one of the deceased relations, said: “Alhaji died after a brief illness.”

Here eight facts you should know about challenger of late Chief MKO Abiola, candidate of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP)


  1. was born in Kano on the 20th of June 1947.
  2. Bashir Othman Tofa is a Nigerian politician. A Hausa Muslim who hails from Kano State.
  3. He was aged 74.
  4. Tofa’s sojourn into politics started in 1976 when he was a councilor of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Council.
  5. He joined NRC in 1990. In 1993, when the Babangida administration introduced the Optain A4 system
  6. Tofa was the National Republican Convention (NRC) candidate in the annulled Nigeria’s June 12, 1993 presidential election.
  7. He was chairman of International Petro-Energy Company (IPEC) and Abba Othman and Sons ltd. He also involved as a board member in Impex Ventures, Century Merchant Bank and General Metal Products ltd.
  8. He died on January, 3, 2022 after brief illness.
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