Buhari, Lalong, Jang Mourn Pwajok
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over is saddened over the death of the immediate past senator representing Plateau North senatorial district and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the April 11, 2015 election, Senator Gyang Pwajok.
Also Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong and Senator Jonah Jang have expressed shock over the death of Senator Gyang Pwajok, who died of liver related disease in an Indian Hospital on Wednesday evening.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said he received the news of Senator Pwajok’s death in the course of his official engagement in India, and offered his heartfelt condolences to his family, the government and people of Plateau State on the passage of their illustrious son.
“President Buhari believes that Pwajok’s demise is a great loss not only to Plateau State but Nigeria as a whole, given his invaluable contributions to the enthronement of peace in his state and development of the country.
“His life touched so many people. He was loved by so many. That is why there is grief all over the state and many parts of the country,” the President said. “President Buhari prays God Almighty to comfort all who mourn Senator Pwajok and grant his soul eternal rest.
According to Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press Affairs and Publicity, Mr. Emmanuel Samuel Nanle, he was deeply grieved as Pwajok’s demise has robbed “the state of his valuable contributions whose wealth of political and legislative experience would have added value in the bridge – building project of Plateau as well as peace and conflict resolution process in the Northern Senatorial District.”
Lalong said he holds in high esteem accounts of his selfless efforts towards the resolution of several violent conflicts in the northern senatorial district. He prayed to God to grant the deceased senator eternal rest.
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