A senator representing Plateau South District from Plateau State, Ignatius Longjan, is dead.
According to a statement from the Plateau state government, Longjan died on Sunday night after a protracted illness.
Mourning the senator, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong described Longjan’s death as devastating, saying it is a huge loss to not only his family and the people of Plateau South District but the entire state.
“We have lost a man of honour and candour who in all his affairs always put the interests of Plateau State first.
“His humility, humanity and wealth of wisdom was always at display when he weighed on any issue that concerns people. We will surely miss him,” he lamented in a statement by his spokesman, Dr Makut Macham.
Governor Lalong also recalled how the Former deputy governor served Plateau steadfastly and loyally from 2011 to 2015.
He added that the senator also played a significant role in ensuring political stability in the state all through the period of various security challenges that the state passed through.
The governor recognised the enormous contributions of the lawmaker on the floor of the Senate where he represented his people with so much passion and projected the interests of Plateau and the nation in all his contributions.
He sympathised with Longjan’s immediate family and urged the people of the state to accept the sad event as the will of God and pray for the repose of his soul.
Senator Longjan was a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) in Plateau State and Senate Committee Deputy Chairman on Culture and Tourism.