Monday, 11 March 2019

Lawmaker dies hours after winning elections

Ezekiel Afon, a lawmaker representing Pengana constituency in the Plateau state House of Assembly has died hours after he was re-elected to represent the constituency. Bashir Sati, the secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state confirmed the lawmaker's death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 10, in Jos. According to Sati, Afon died Sunday afternoon, March 10, after a brief illness.

"It is unfortunate that we lost Afon, one of the most dedicated members of our party and a committed lawmaker just after he was declared winner to occupy his seat again. "Though he has been sick for a while but we received the news of his demise with rude shock," he said. 

 In another news report, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Lagos state governorship election. Sanwo-Olu scored 739,445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the c who polled 206,141 votes, according to official results declared by the electoral commission, INEC. Sanwo-Olu also won in all the local government areas in the state.