Atiku Abubakar, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has responded to the death of Sadiq Daba, a veteran Nollywood star.
After a long battle with leukemia and prostate cancer, Daba, a veteran journalist, died on Wednesday evening.
In 2017, the deceased announced his leukemia and prostate cancer diagnosis, the same year he was flown out for treatment.
Daba rose to prominence as an actor in the late 1970s, starring in the film Cockcrow at Dawn.
Atiku prayed for forgiveness of his sins in response to his death.
“Sad that the cock would no longer crow at dawn,” Atiku wrote in a tweet.
“Thank you, Sadiq Daba, for bringing joy into our homes.
“May your sins be forgiven, and may your memories bring you joy.”
On his part, Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu said Daba fought a “gallant battle.”
“My very dear Brother, you fought a gallant battle. Good night and rest in peace. Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba is Dead,” Momodu tweeted.