of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has paid glowing
tribute to the late former Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Hon. Isa Dara, who
died on Monday January 20, 2020, describing him as an elder statesman,
peacemaker and gentleman.
FCT Minister led an entourage of prominent FCT citizens to Bwari on a
condolence visit to the family of the late politician as well as the Etsu Bwari in his palace on Tuesday,
January 21 2020 .
said late Isa Dara was a friend and colleague who always advocated for peace in
the Bwari Area Council. He said it is to Dara’s credit that Bwari Area Council
is today peaceful and not witnessing the imposition of a curfew.
Minister specifically recalled the role that late Dara played when crisis erupted
in the Council, a couple of years ago saying that the late Dara was the lone
voice that was always seeking for peace and dialogue that eventually helped to
calm the situation.
Bello also recalled his time working with the former Chairman who served under
his Administration as a Special Adviser noting that late Dara was very active
during the 2016 electioneering campaigns in the FCT.
Minister, while praying that God Almighty will grant the family and the entire
people of Bwari Area Council the fortitude to bear the loss, also used the
opportunity to sue for peace and understanding amongst the people of the Council. He said
countries and communities are built only in a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere.
the Minister to the palace, the Chairman, Bwari Area Council, Dr. Shekwogaza
Gabaya, lamented that the Council had lost two prominent sons in Isa Dara and
Peter Yohanna, the latter also a former Chairman of Bwari Area Council who also
passed on about a month ago.
Chairman recalled a recent meeting he had in the Council where the late politicians
assured him of their full support towards his success, and regretted that their
passing had left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill. He said the entire residents of Bwari Area
Council are deeply saddened by their deaths.
Bwari HRH Ibrahim Yaro (JP) who also described the late Chairmen as great
politicians, equally prayed for the repose of their souls.
remarks, a former member representing AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency in the
House of Representatives Hon. Zaphaniah Jisalo also described the Late Isa Dara
as a man of peace who was well loved by his people. He called on the people of
the Area Council to always remain peaceful.
dignitaries who were on the Minister’s entourage included the Chairman, FCT APC, Hon.
Abdulmalik Usman, FCT APC Women Leader, Mrs HailMary Aipoh former Senior
Special Assistants to the FCT Minister, amongst others.
would be recalled that late Hon. Isa Dara was Chairman of Bwari Area Council
between 2004 and 2010 serving two terms as Area Council Chairman.
last appointment was as Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on
Community Relations between 2016 and 2019.