APC Assembly Candidate Who Won In Plateau Dies While Celebrating Victory

The All Progressives Congress candidate for Pengana Constituency in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State in the Saturday House of Assembly election, Mr Ezekiel Afon, is dead.

Afon, who is believed to have won his election into the state House of Assembly, died on Sunday evening in his village about one hour after information filtered in from the collation centre that he had been declared the winner.

President of Irigwe Youth Development Union, Mr Chinge Dodo, confirmed his death to our correspondent in Jos on Sunday evening.

He said, “That is the sad news. It is true. He has just been declared the winner of the election conducted on Saturday.  The people who evacuated his corpse are still in the mortuary as I speak with you

“I was told he was hale and hearty all through today and he was even said to have been in a joyful mood with friends this afternoon before his sudden death this evening. I was told he just slumped and died. This is really unfortunate.”