Prince Solomon Soyebi, a former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has died.
Solomon Soyebi died on Thursday following a brief illness, according to reports. He served as a Resident Electoral Commissioner in Abia, Akwa Ibom, and other Nigerian states.
A top INEC official in Akwa Ibom State confirmed Soyebi’s death to The PUNCH and called it as a sad news.
He claimed that the former commissioner, an old boy of Baptist Boys High School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, died on Thursday but that he had no idea where he died.
“He was ill, and he died this morning, although I don’t know where he died. I know he was away for a while. I’m not sure where he died, but it’s true,” says the author.
According to the top official,
Soyebi, who was born on April 23, 1955, earned a bachelor’s degree in 1978 from the University of Ibadan. In 2003, he became a member of INEC.
Attempts to contact any of Soyebi’s family members were unsuccessful.
Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, could not be reached for comment on the former national commissioner’s death.