Late Borno democrat Daya mourned

ABUJA: PRO-democracy groups have mourned the passing of Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) Deputy Coordinator on the Quick Count project in Borno North, Ali Fantami Daya.

The Chairman, the Board, the National Secretariat, the Quick Count structure and entire members of TMG expressed sadness on the death.

According to a statement signed by the group chairman Comrade Ibrahim Zikirullahi, Daya died in a ghastly car accident on Tuesday.

He described late Daya, whose age could not be ascertained, as a vibrant, hardworking and courageous young Nigerian who worked so assiduously to further the cause of democracy through his participation on the Quick Count Project.

“We therefore wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of this great Nigerian who lost his life in the quest for a better and democratic Nigeria. We pray that the almighty gives his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this huge loss. TMG is not in doubt that Mr. Daya has acquitted himself as a hero of democracy and a patriotic Nigerian.

He made personal sacrifices, and demonstrated commitment and passion in all his activities, especially in relation to the Quick Count project. Mr. Daya gave his best to the Quick Count project in the belief that it will help deepen democracy and ensure the votes of Nigerians count come 2015,” Zikirulla said.

The group prayed for the State Deputy Coordinator for Borno Central, Auwal Ibrahim, who sustained injuries in the same car accident.

“Our prayers also go out to the State Deputy Coordinator for Borno Central, Auwal Ibrahim who sustained injuries in the same car accident. We wish him the quickest of recoveries, as he passes through this difficult period,” said Zikirullahi.