Member-elect representing Pengana constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly on the Platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Ezekiel Afon is dead, Daily Post has reported.
Hon. Afon, who won his re-election into the state House of Assembly died few hours after he was declared winner of the state Assembly election in the constituency.
Plateau State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Bashir Sati confirmed the demised of Hon. Afon in a telephone interview in Jos, Plateau State.
He said Hon. Afon had taken ill and was flown abroad for treatment, but he died on Sunday after he was declared winner of the election.
“Yes, I was at the collation centre when I was called that Hon. Exeziel Afon is dead. He was sick and was taken out of the country for treatment, but I was told that he died today.”
Hon. Sati said the death of Hon. Afon was unfortunate particularly now that the party in the area was celebrating his victory.
Hon. Afon was elected member of the state House of Assembly in 2015 on the platform of PDP, but he defected to the ruling APC where he was re-elected member representing Pengana constituency.