The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 governorship election in Plateau State, Mr. Gyang Pwajok, is dead.
Pwajok, popularly called GNS, was said to have passed on in an Indian hospital in the early hours of Thursday aged, 49.
His death came less than 72 hours after the governorship election petitions tribunal in Jos dismissed his petition against Governor Simon Lalong of the the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His appeal on the admissibility of the report of the forensic expert he engaged to analyse ballot papers is pending before Supreme Court.
A former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Chris Kwaja, confirmed the development on the telephone to our correspondent on Thursday.
Pwajok’s death has sparked off anger in Berom land, which saw him as the rising star of the Berom nation.
His biography, taken from the website of his 2015 Governorship Campaign Organisation, said that he was born on the March 15, 1966, in Jos.
He attended the Jos Township Primary School, (1972 – 1977); Saint Murumba College, Jos (1977 – 1982); the School of Preliminary Studies, Keffi; (1982 – 1984); the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1984 – 1987); and the Post Graduate School of the University of Jos, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Political Economy and Development Studies in 1991.