NIGER State was thrown into confusion on Sunday
following the announcement of the death of former
governor Abdulkadir Kure .
Kure was said to have died in Germany on Sunday
afternoon where he was flown to three weeks ago for
medical attention .
According to family sources , the former governor was
taken to Germany for kidney - related sickness .
The Chief Press Secretary to the former Governor, Alhaji
Mahmud Abdullahi , confirmed this to our correspondent
in a telephone interview .
Abdullahi said arrangement was already being made by
the family to bring the remains of the former governor to
the country for burial.
Born on February 26 , 1956 , the late Kure is survived by
his wife , Senator Zaynab Kure , six children – four boys
and two girls.
He was the Director of Engineering Services in the Federal
Capital Territory before joining politics .
The late Kure was a foundation member of the Peoples
Democratic Party and became the state two-term governor
between 1999 and 2007 .
After leaving office as governor , Kure became a member of
the Board of Trustees of the PDP.
The late Abdulkhadir Kure was a member of the Senator
Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP.
A devastated state Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Tanko
Beji , described Kure ’s demise as “ sad , ” adding that “ we
cannot query God . ”
Beji said the late governor had contributed immensely to
the socio - political development of Niger State and Nigeria
as a whole
He added , “ He has left an indelible mark on the sand of
times ,may his soul rest in peace. ”