A member of the House of Representatives from Abia State, Ossy Prestige, is dead.
The late lawmaker, Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State, died after a protracted illness.
He was elected on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Benjamin Kalu, the House spokesman, confirmed the development, although he did not give further details about the cause of the lawmaker’s death.
“He has been confirmed dead by a family member,” he said.
He had been receiving medical attention for some months, both in Nigeria and abroad.
Another source, who is part of the House leadership, also confirmed that the deceased passed on.
“Yes, it is true that he has died. It will be announced during plenary tomorrow and the House would adjourn,” the member who doesn’t want his name mentioned because he was not authorised to speak, said.
The late Mr Prestige is the third member of the House that has passed on during the current ninth assembly.
The two others who passed on before him are Jaafaru Illiyasu and Mohammed Faggen-Gawo.