Suleiman Lere, the member representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State in the House of Representatives, has died.
Lere died early Tuesday after a brief illness at Barau Dikko Hospital, Kaduna.
His death was confirmed by his colleague, Mukhtar Ahmed representing Kaduna South Federal Constituency.
Lere was sworn in by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in March 2020 despite contesting for the seat in the 2019 general election.
He was sworn in after the Court of Appeal in Kaduna declared him the winner of the election and removed Lawal Adamu of the PDP who was occupying the seat.
The deceased was a former commissioner of Water resources in Kaduna State
Lere’s demise brings a total of six members of the green chamber of the National Assembly to have passed since December 2019.
His death is coming barely four days after the death of Haruna Maitala, the member who represented Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State, on Friday.