The Speaker of House of Representatives in the Second Republic, Benjamin Chaha, has passed on.
The former speaker who has been sick for a while died on Wednesday afternoon. Born in 1940, Chaha was elected to the House of Representatives on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria in the 1983 general election.
Chaha who hailed from Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, was elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the second tenure of President Shehu Shagari in 1983.
His first son, Justice Steven Chaha confirmed his death but declined to give further comments.
“Yes but please wait and see me in the office tomorrow (Thursday) so I can give you details.”