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Taraba Resident Electoral Commissioner is dead

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba state, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf, is dead.

Announcing the death of Yusuf,the Secretary to the Commission, Rose Anthony, on Sunday, disclosed that Mr Yusuf died Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was on admission for some time.

According to Oriaran-Anthony, who told newsmen that Mr Yusuf, was buried in Maiduguri, in accordance with Islamic rites.

While describing the late REC as one of the most experienced hands in the Commission, having been appointed a state commissioner in 2010.

Read the full statement announcing the death below:

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regrets to announce the death of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Taraba State, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf. He died last night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was on admission for sometime.

“He will be buried today Sunday 29th September 2019 at 4pm in Maiduguri. The Commission will be represented at the funeral by a delegation of National and Resident Electoral Commissioners.

“Alhaji Yusuf was one of the most experienced RECS in the Commission, having been appointed in 2010. He had served as REC in Benue and Adamawa States. His experience has been invaluable to the Commission over the years”, the statement further disclosed.

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