The Chief Whip of Plateau State House of Assembly Ezekiel Afon who was reelected on Saturday has died while celebrating his victory.
Afon is member representing Pengana State Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly.
He was re-elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr Afon died hours after the
Independent National Electoral
Commission confirmed him as the winner of the election.
The deceased hailed from Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
Sunday Afon, his brother, confirmed the development to on Sunday.
“The deceased slumped in his house and died while celebrating his victory with family, friends and supporters on Sunday,” he said.
“He was confirmed dead at a hospital close to his house. He was 55 years old.