A former Special Adviser to the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Inter-Government Affairs, Isma’ila Yushua Maihanchi, was reported to have died early Saturday in Abuja
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The lawmaker representing Biu/Bayo/Shani/Kwaya Kusar Federal Constituency of Borno State, Muktar Aliyu Betara has commiserated with the people and government of Taraba State, over the loss of one of its House of Representatives Member-Elect, Ismaila Yushau Maihanchi.
Late Maihanchi, elected on February 25 to represent Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency of the State, died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja following a brief illness.
Betara, the incumbent Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, expressed grief over the ugly incident in a statement issued by his media campaign team. He described the late Member-elect as a brother and friend. He prayed for the repose of his soul and that Allah would grant his family and the Government of Taraba state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
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“Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun (from Allah we came, and to Him is our return. It is with a heavy heart that I received the news about the passing away of my brother and Member-elect, Hon. Ismaila Yushau Maihanchi, this morning.
I was with him shortly before I departed to Saudi Arabia for the Lesser Hajj. Hon Ismai’l Maihanshi, Member-Elect from Taraba, was one of the front soldiers of One NATION, Forward-Together. The news of his death came as a huge shock to me, knowing full well the depth of his knowledge and vision for a prosperous Nigeria, which we collectively share.
Hon. Ismai’l Maihanchi will sorely be missed by all of us. My condolences to the Government and people of Taraba State, as well as his immediate Family. May Almighty Allah forgive his sins and grant the departed soul Jannatul-Firdaus, Amin.”
The Member-elect who contested the National Assembly election on the platform of the PDP, defeated his opponents from the All Progressives Congress, APC, the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, by a landslide.