A former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP, Comrade Pascal Bafyau, is dead.
Bafyau, whose corpse has been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja, reportedly suffered a massive heart attack at about 10:30pm on Tuesday.
This happened in his Abuja residence located at Wuse 2, close to Banex Plaza.
It was learnt that he was rushed to Silver Spring Hospital, where doctors battled for a few hours to save his life.
He was, however, pronounced dead in the wee hours of Wednesday.
His remains was then taken to the National Hospital at about 1:30am, it was learnt.
Bafyau, after heading the NLC, which he left in 1994, went into politics.
He was a member of the Social Democratic Party.
He would have emerged as the presidential running mate of late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola until Alhaji Babagana Kingibe was chosen.
What stood him in good stead then was the fact that he was a Northern Christian.