A delegate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Jigawa State, Isah Baba-Buji, has slumped and died a few hours to the party’s presidential primary election in Abuja.
Baba-Buji was reported to have died on Tuesday while taking his breakfast in Abuja.
The APC spokesperson in Jigawa, Bashir Kundu, confirmed the incident to journalists. He said the official was pronounced dead while taking his breakfast and preparing to move to the venue of the party convention.
Kundu said Mr Baba-Buji’s body was being prepared to be conveyed back to Jigawa State for burial rites.
Isah Buba-Buji was the APC vice chairman for Jigawa Southwest.
A special convention to elect a presidential candidate for the ruling APC in the 2023 general election is ongoing at Eagle Square in Abuja with 23 aspirants vying for the ticket.