Gyang Pwajok, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the April 11 gubernatorial election in Plateau state, is dead.
Pwajok represented the Plateau north senatorial zone in the 7th assembly before indicating interest in running for the governor of the state.
He defeated 15 contestants to clinch the PDP ticket but lost to the All Progressive Congress candidate, Simon Lalong, who is now the state governor.
Jonah Jang, the immediate past governor of Plateau state and senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, Zone in the National Assembly, described the death as a “huge loss”.
“I am greatly pained and deeply saddened to inform you of the passing on of a true Plateau son, our brother, mentor to the younger generation, and a truly distinguished Senator, Gyang Nyam Shom Pwajok who passed on 28th October, 2015 after a brief battle with complications from Hepatocellular carcinoma,” he said in a statement.
“As a firm believer in the supremacy of God over every being and all His creation, I believe that He has set out for everyone, their time upon the earth. It has pleased Him to take Pwajok at this time; all we can do, is to thank Him and not question His authority.
“As a de-tribalized man, Pwajok served his purpose through his sojourn in politics and his tenure in the Red Chamber by bringing together different people, divergent views and ideologies with the sole aim of unifying all.
“It is for this singular cause that he lived and flourished to his exit. His greatest desire even in death; is to see Plateau people and the nation at large become one unified, indivisible entity. I join Plateau people in praying that God give his soul recompense for the good he impacted on humanity.”