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PDP Taraba Rep-elect Maihanchi is dead

Isma’ila Yusha’u Maihanchi

The House of Representatives member-elect, representing Jalingo, Yerro, and Zing Federal Constituency in Taraba State, Isma’ila Yusha’u Maihanchi is dead.

A friend of the deceased who confirmed the incident, told our Radio Nigeria that Maihanchi died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja during a brief illness.

He died at the age of 37 and was survived by a wife, son, and his parents.

Maihanchi is expected to be buried on Saturday according to Islamic rite.

Isma’ila Yusha’u Maihanchi was elected in the just-held general elections under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after defeating the incumbent House of Representatives member, Kasimu Maigari elected in 2019.

Writing by Sani Sulaiman; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade