The Nigerian House of Representatives member-elect for the Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency in Taraba State, Isma’ila Maihanchi, is dead.
Maihanchi, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.
Channels Television reports that a source in the lawmaker’s family who confirmed his death said his remains would be laid to rest according to Islamic rites later in the day.
Taraba State was recently in the news when another Senator-elect, David Jimkuta, was expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC), over allegations of gross anti-party activities.
SaharaReporters had reported that the Taraba State Chapter of the party in the Takum Local Government Area made this known in a letter and signed by the party’s council chairman, Honourable Sirajo Sallau.
The expulsion was explained to have followed due deliberation of the report of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate the allegations against the senator-elect, according to the letter titled “Expulsion of Hon. Jimkuta S.U David from the All Progressives Congress, APC, for gross anti-party activities.”