Alhaji Saleh Michika, the first democratically elected governor of Adamawa is dead.
Michika passed away Saturday night at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, after a protracted illness.
The Special Adviser on Media to Gov. Muhammadu Bindow, Mr Macaulay Hunohashi, confirmed the death.
Born in 1941, Michika was Adamawa governor from Jan.2, 1992 to Nov.17, 1993, following the creation of Adamawa out of the defunct Gongola state by the then National Republican Convention (NRC).
He will be buried on Sunday by 2 p.m in his hometown, Michika.