The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the National Assembly has not officially inform the commission about Senator Mustapha Bukar’s death as required by law.
Albani Takai, Head of Department Voter Education, Katsina state branch of INEC said this on Saturday.
He said the failure of the legislators to perform this statutory function is affecting the electoral umpire’s plan to conduct a bye-election in the senatorial district
’’We are yet to receive official notification from the senate concerning Senator Bukar’s death and we cannot do anything at the moment until that happens. Statutorily we have 90 days from the death of the Senator and 30 days on the official receipt of his death from the senate to conduct a bye –election’’
Senator Bukar, who represented Katsina North Senatorial District died of brief illness in Abuja on April 4.