A National Assembly member elected in the just concluded general elections, Ismaila Yushau Maihanchi, is dead.
Reports obtained by Bellnewsonline.com on Saturday revealed that the member-elect for Jalingo, Yorro, Zing constituency in Taraba State died on Saturday morning in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a terse statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Andeta’rang Irammae, said Maihanci fell sick shortly after the election and has been receiving medical treatment in Abuja.
He described Maihanci’s death as a rude shock to the PDP, saying that the deceased will be missed by the party and the people of the state at large.
Reacting to the sad development, the acting chairman of the party, Abubakar Bawa, described the death as a big blow to the PDP family in the state and the country at large.