The former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Comrade Pascal Bafyau, is dead.
Bafyau, reportedly suffered a heart attack in his Abuja residence, at about 10:30pm on Tuesday and passed away on the way to a hospital, a few hours later.
He was rushed to Silver Spring Hospital, but did not make it to the hospital before he gave up.
Doctors at the hospital however tried to jump start his heart but failed to revive him.
Bafyau, who was the leader of the labour group from 1988 to 1994, made a foray into politics on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
He was on the verge of emerging as the running mate to late Chief MKO Abiola for 1993 presidential elections, but he was beaten to the contest by Babagana Kingibe, who was chosen by the party.
Bafyau joined the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at its inception in 1998 and made an unsuccessful bid for senatorial and gubernatorial contests in Adamawa state.
In 1989, Pascal Bafyau, led the NLC to form the Nigerian Labour Party.
He survived by his wife and three daughters