The Sokoto state House of Representatives member who was representing Isa-Sabon Birni federal constituency in the lower chamber, Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga, has died.
He was a first-time member of the House elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
DailyTrust reports that the lawmaker died around 12:30 am on Wednesday, October 11, after a brief illness. He reportedly took ill on Tuesday and was admitted in an undisclosed hospital for treatment
The corpse of the lawmaker has been taken to Sokoto for burial according to Islamic rites.
Spokesman of the House, Hon. Akin Rotimi, who confirmed the incident, said the death was announced on the lawmakers’ platform this morning. He said a statement on the incident was forthcoming.