Yomi Kareem, a member of INEC Press Corps and reporter with Pilot Newspapers has passed on.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) mourned him in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman Festus Okoye.
Mr Kareem died on June 23 in Abuja.
Okoye described Kareem as a respectable and committed journalist who exhibited highly level professionalism in the discharge of his duties.
“The press corps, of which Kareem was a member, has worked closely with the commission over the years.
“The corps has been playing its dual role as the watchdog of the democratic process, while also keeping the public informed about the commission’s activities and efforts to improve the electoral system.
“Kareem’s professionalism and integrity were always visible in his works and contributions.
“His last official engagement with the commission was the coverage of the recently-concluded Ekiti governorship election, held on June 18.
“Indeed, his attributes as a respectable, committed journalist and gentleman will be sorely missed,” he said.
Okoye also commiserated with Kareem’s colleagues, friends and management of Pilot Newspapers on the sad incident.
He prayed God to grant his wife, children and all those who hold Kareem dear the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss and for his soul to rest in peace.