President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Senator Saidu Umar Kumo as “a major loss to the ruling APC” saying that “he was our pillar of strength in Gombe State whose defection in 2019 had energized our supporters for change.”

Senator Saidu Umar Kumo

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), which maintained that in a condolence message, the President said:

“I have received the news of the death of Senator Kumo with profound shock and sadness because his contributions to the growth of our party cannot be forgotten.