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APC lawmaker-elect dies hours after winning election

Amadin Ogbewe

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Honourable Ezekiel Afon, a House of Assembly candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC), has died just hours after winning the election in his constituency.

According to Voice of Nigeria (VON), Hon. Afon died few hours after winning the seat for the Pengana Constituency into the Plateau State House of Assembly.

He was said to have taken ill before the election and died on a day he was supposed to be celebrating.

Secretary of the All Progressive Congress in the state, Mr. Bashir Sati, confirmed the lawmaker’s death on Sunday in Jos.

According to Sati, Afon died Sunday afternoon after a brief illness.

“It is unfortunate that we lost Afon, one of the most dedicated members of our party and a committed lawmaker just after he was declared winner to occupy his seat again.

“Though he has been sick for a while but we received the news of his demise with rude shock,” he said.

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