INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi State, Professor James Apam, has stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has yet to be informed of the death of Hon. Buba Jibril.

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

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Speaking on Wednesday, Apam said there has been no official letter from the House of Reps informing INEC about the vacant post.

He said: “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.”