Tragedy befell the Plateau State House of Assembly following the sudden death of a member-elect Hon. Ezekiel Afon of the All Progressives Congress a few hours after the deceased was declared winner in the just concluded Saturday 9, gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections held in Plateau State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A few hours after he was declared winner of the elections, Hon. Afon slumped in his house while celebrating his victory alongside his family members, friends and supporters on Sunday. A family source revealed that until his death, the late lawmaker was hale and hearty and full of life.
The late 55 years old lawmaker served as a Chief Whip of the Plateau State House of Assembly. He represented Pengana State Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and hailed from Bassa local Government Area of the state. He is survived by his wife and children.