The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Candidate in the April 11 Gubernatorial election in Plateau State, Senator Gyang Nyam Shom Pwajok is dead.
Senator Pwajok who represented the Plateau North Senatorial zone in the 7th Assembly and was succeeded by the incumbent, Senator Jonah Jang contested the last gubernatorial election but lost to the incumbent Governor, Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
GNS, as the late Senator was fondly called was said to have died on Wednesday night in an Indian hospital at the age of 48 after a protracted liver disease.
He took ill sometime in May this year, was not really seen in the public shortly after the general elections and was not able to join his colleagues in the valedictory session of the 7th Assembly.
Though there is no official report about his demise but friends of his family have confirmed the incident adding that arrangements are on to return his remains to the country.
However, condolences are being expressed on social media and citizens of the State are discussing the situation in hush tones.