Twenty-four hours to a member of the House of Representatives from Niger State, Jafaru Iliyasu Auna died at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja, Ahmed Saidu Rufai, a State House of Assembly in Kwara is reportedly dead on Tuesday morning.
The Speaker of the House, Salihu Danladi, announced this in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Ibrahim Sheriff.
Yakubu Danladi said “it is with heavy heart and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that we announce the death of our colleague, Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai representing Patigi constituency”.
“This is an unexpected situation that caught us in a rude shock, but unfortunately, the Almighty deprived us of the power to reverse such sad occurrence”, Danladi said.
“As we struggle to live with this tragic development and the vacuum that comes with it, we pray that Allah in His infinite mercy forgive his shortcomings and give his family, the 9th Assembly, Patigi Emirate, friends and associate and Kwara state at large, the fortitude to bear this great loss.”
Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital at the early hour of Tuesday.
Until his death, Rufai was the lawmaker representing Patigi Constituency at the 9th Kwara State House of Assembly.
Rufai would be buried according to Muslim rite later on Tuesday at his country home in Patigi.