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Taraba House of Reps member-elect Isma’ila Maihanchi dies

Member-elect of the House of Representatives for Jalingo/Yorro/Zing federal constituency in TarabaIsma’ila Maihanch has dead. 

Maihanci who won the election under the banner of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was born on October 22, 1986, aged 36.

His death comes two months after he defeated the incumbent member, Kasimu Maigari, of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

TMY Newspapers reports that the house of representative elections were held alongside the presidential polls on February 25.

On Saturday, a source in the family confirmed that Maihanchi died in the early hours of the day after a brief illness, adding that his remains would be laid to rest according to Islamic rites in Abuja.

He would have been part of the 10th national assembly to be inaugurated on May 29, 2023.

The politician and businessman was a special adviser to Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba. He also served as the secretary of PDP in Taraba state.

Speaking in a statement,  Muktar Betara, house of representatives member for Biu/Bayo/Shani/Kwaya Kusar federal constituency of Borno state, commiserated with the people over the loss of their member.

“It is with a heavy heart that I received the news about the passing away of my brother and Member-elect, Hon. Ismaila Yushau Maihanchi this morning.

“The news of his death came as a huge shock to me, knowing full well the depth of his knowledge and vision for a prosperous Nigeria, which we collectively share.

“Hon. Ismai’l Maihanchi will sorely be missed by all of us.”

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