Baba Abba Yusuf, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba state, northern Nigeria, has passed away.
Naija News reports that INEC’s Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, announced Yusuf’s death.
Oriaran-Anthony said the late REC died on Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri, Borno State.
The statement noted that Yusuf, who had previously served as REC in both Benue and Adamawa states, was buried in Maiduguri, in accordance with Islamic rites.
Oriaran-Anthony described the late Yusuf as one of the most experienced hands in the Commission, having been appointed a state commissioner in 2010.
INEC Loses Resident Electoral Commissioner for Taraba State. pic.twitter.com/p2bKHdtqI0
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) September 29, 2019
“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 some time.
“He will be buried today Sunday 29th September 2019 at 4 pm 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 said.