Thursday, 29 October 2015

PDP Mourns Governorship Flag-bearer Who Pass Away

PDP Mourns Governorship Flag-bearer Who Pass Away
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed shock over the sudden death of its governorship flag-bearer in Plateau state, Senator Gyang Pwajok.

In a press release signed by the party’s national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, the acting national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, said that the national executive committee and the leadership of the party were mourning the abrupt departure of Pwajok.

Metuh had however confirmed the senator’s death to Sahara Reporters.

Senator Pwajok until his death was the party’s candidate in the 2015 governorship candidate in Plateau.

Pwajok recently lost a case against Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election tribunal.

The late senator had earlier this year dismissed rumours of his death at a point, but this time, he was not able to beat the struggle as family source said he died of kidney disease in India.

In the statement, the party said: “We are indeed shocked by the news of the loss of this strong, committed and outstanding party man, especially coming at the time when he was still pursuing justice on his deprived victory at the April 11 governorship election.

“Senator Pwajok lived a patriotic citizen and a brilliant lawmaker who gave his all and discharged his responsibilities with unequaled forthrightness, loyalty and commitment to the development of his state and our dear fatherland in general.

“The PDP family nationwide joins the immediate family of Senator Pwajok and our fold in Plateau state in mourning and praying God to grant us all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Pwajok succeeded late Senator Gyang Dantong, who died of shock while attending a mass burial of persons killed by insurgents in Barkinladi in 2012.

Born on March 15, 1966, in Jos, Plateau state, Gyang Nyam Shom, Pwajok, popularly referred to as “G.N.S” based on his initials, lived a greater part of his childhood in the city.