A Federal House of Representatives member-elect, Garba Muhammad Butalawa, representing Kura, Madobi and Garun Mallam in Kano State, has died.
Butalawa, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), died at the weekend at Prime Clinic, Lamido Crescent in Kano after a protracted illness.
Similarly, last week, Ezekiel Afon, a lawmaker representing Pengana Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly died hours after he was re-elected to represent the constituency.
Afon’s death was confirmed by Bashir Sati, Secretary of the APC in the state. “It is unfortunate that we lost Afon, one of the most dedicated members of our party and a committed lawmaker just after he was declared the winner to occupy his seat again. Though he has been sick for a while, we received the news of his demise with a rude shock,” he said.