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Serving Rep Member, Isa Dogonyaro is dead

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Member representing Garki/Babura federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Rep. Isa Dogonyaro, is dead.

One of his colleagues, Mohammed Bello El-Rufa’i disclosed the death of the lawmaker on his Facebook wall Friday morning.

He wrote, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Earlier today, we lost colleague in the House of Representatives, a brilliant parliamentarian and an overall good man. May Allah SWT forgive him and grant him Aljannatul Firdaus”.

Speaking to Daily Trust on telephone, the Deputy House Spokesperson, Phillip Agbese said he learnt about the death of the lawmaker through posts on social media and on WhatsApp groups of the House of Representatives.

He said, “There are the usual Islamic prayers and tributes by colleagues on various platforms. There is no official communication to the House yet. The family has not communicated to the House.

“That is the tradition. It is when the family communicates through the Speaker that we will officially announce his death. I learnt that the funeral prayer is scheduled in Abuja this afternoon”.

Dogonyaro was declared the lawful APC candidate for the House of Representatives in the 2023 general election after a court sacked Aminu Kanta who was declared the winner of the primary election in the constituency.

The deceased has challenged Kanta’s victory on the grounds of allegedly submitting a false name.

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