House of Assembly member-elect dies as he celebrates victory

Ezekial Afon Ezekial Afon

A member representing Pengana State Constituency in Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Ezekial Afon, who was reelected Saturday on the platform of All Progressives Congress, has died.

Afon died hours after Independent National Electoral Commission confirmed his reelection.

The deceased hailed from Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Sunday Afon, his brother, confirmed the development on Sunday.

“The deceased slumped in his house and died while celebrating his victory with family, friends and supporters on Sunday,” he said.

“He was confirmed dead at a hospital close to his house. He was 55 years old until his death,” he added.

Another family source said the lawmaker was deemed hale and hearty Sunday afternoon and was full of life while celebrating his election.

Afon, until his death, was chief whip in the state assembly and is survived by his wife and four children.

 

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