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APC’s stalwart, Sen. Kanti Bello, is dead



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By Akanni Hamdalat Opeyemi

A former Senator Representing Katsina East Senatorial Zone, Alhaji Kanti Bello is dead. Bello died in a hospital in Abuja early morning of Tuesday at the age of 72 after a brief illness. He would be buried in the evening in Katsina Town according to Islamic rites. The Senator was the former General Manager of Katsina Steel Rolling Mills and Served as the manager for over 10 years. Senator Kanti Bello is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a two- term senator representing Katsina East at the National Assembly. The Senator graduated from faculty of Engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He was on several times a gubernatorial candidate under the Defunct SDP, ANPP and APC He is survived by a wife, several children and many grandchildren. Among his children is the Katsina State Commissioner for Resource Development, Alhaji Mustafa Kanti Bello.