Dead candidate’s name makes INEC’s final list

Muhammed Bukar, who died on 10 September, was among the candidates whose names were published by the Independent National Electoral Commission published (INEC) in its final list of candidates for the 2023 National Assembly election, on Tuesday.

Mr Bukar, popularly called “Terror”, was the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Gujba, Gulani, Tarmuwa and Damaturu Federal Constituency in Yobe State before he died, following a protracted illness.

The former Labour leader and a General Manager of Yobe Water Corporation emerged as the contestant of the PDP after he decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the wife of a fomer governor, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, who is the incumbent representative of the Constituency and the candidate of the APC.

PREMIUM TIMES’ checks revealed that the PDP has not officially informed INEC of the death of Mr Bukar.

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