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JUST IN: Bashir Tofa, MKO Abiola’s Opponent in Annulled 1993 Election Is Dead

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Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, a former presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention, NRC, in the 1993 presidential election is dead.
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Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, a former presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention, NRC, in the 1993 presidential election is dead.

Tofa died after a brief illness in the early hours of Monday at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

He was 75 years old.

In the 1993 presidential election, he contested against Moshood Abiola of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, who was the presumed winner of the election.

The Ibrahim Babangida military regime annulled the election, sparking nationwide protests.

Tofa was a businessman, an oil trader and industrialist.

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