BREAKING: INEC Declares House of Reps Member Dogonyaro’s Seat Vacant

BREAKING: INEC Declares House of Reps Member Dogonyaro’s Seat Vacant

  • The seat of the late Honourable Isa Dogonyaro, representing Garki/Babura Federal Constituency of Jigawa state, has been declared vacant
  • Dogonyaro, elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, died on Friday, May 10, in Abuja, after a brief illness
  • INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission would announce a date for a by-election

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FCT, Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared vacant the Garki/Babura Federal Constituency of Jigawa state vacated by Honourable Isa Dogonyaro.

Legit.ng recalls that Dogonyaro died on Friday, May 10, in Abuja after a brief illness.

INEC declares the late Dogonyaro’s seat vacant
Dogonyaro died on Friday in Abuja after a brief illness. Photo credit: @interg2007
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According to The Nation, INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while speaking at a quarterly consultative meeting with the media executive on Wednesday, May 15.

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The late lawmaker, elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, was the vice chairman of the House Committee on HIV/AIDS and Malaria Control in the 10th Assembly.

Dogonyaro, who died at the age of 46, was laid to rest at the Gudu Muslim Cemetery in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.

Yakubu also announced existing vacancies in three state constituencies across the country occasioned by the death or resignation of the members.

According to the INEC boss, the state constituencies are the Khana 2 State Constituency of Rivers state, the Bagwai/Shanono State Constituency of Kano state, and the Zaria Kewaye State Constituency of Kaduna state.

He said INEC would announce the dates for bye-elections in the affected constituencies as soon as preparations are concluded.

Yakubu also spoke about the suspended February 3 rerun elections in Enugu South 1 State Constituency of Enugu state and Ghari (formerly known as Kunchi Local Government Area) for the Ghari/Tsanyawa State Constituency of Kano state due to violence and thuggery.

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He disclosed that INEC was remobilising to conclude the outstanding re-run elections.

Former speaker of House of Reps Na'Abba dies

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, died at 65.

The former lawmaker reportedly died at the national hospital in Abuja on Wednesday morning, December 27, 2023.

Na'Abba was the speaker of the House of Representatives between 1999-2003 but lost his re-election bid after falling out with former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

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