Reps yet to notify us of Buba Jibril’s death – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that
they were yet to be officially informed about the death of late Buba
Jibril, who was until his demise the Deputy Majority Leader in the
House of Representatives.

INEC's Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Kogi State, Prof.
James Apam made this known on Wednesday.

Late. Honorable Buba Jibril died on March 29, 2018 reportedly due to
complications of diabetes. Until his death, he represented Lokoja/Kogi
Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Apam said that till date the House of Representative is yet send an
official letter informing INEC about a vacant post in the chamber.

He added, "As a law abiding citizen of the country, we have to wait
until we are officially informed that there is a vacancy in the House
before we can commence the process of conducting a by-election to fill
the position."

INEC's explanation is coming on the heel of a by-election held in Oyo
State to fill the position of the state's House of Assembly Speaker
who died a month after Buba.

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