A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has condoled with Bachama people of Adamawa State over the death Hamma Bachama, Homun Honest Stephen.
The paramount ruler died in the early hours of Sunday.
In a condolences message he personally signed, Ribadu said the death of the traditional ruler was not only that of the Bachama kingdom and Numan Federation but that of the entire Adamawa State and Nigeria in general.
He said the traditional ruler played important role and led advocacies for the development of his people and the state.
Mallam Ribadu described the late monarch as “an elder brother, a friend and a true confidante”.
“I received the news with shock and deep sense of personal loss.
“In my years of relationship with the respected monarch, I found him to be forthright, visionary and versatile. His words of counsel and insights have helped me at different times”.
Mr Ribadu prayed for the soul of the departed monarch and for his family to be comforted by God almighty.
“My heart is with his immediate family and to all Bachama people worldwide.”