PDP House of Assembly Candidate Dies in Plateau

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Plateau State Constituency in the 2023 election, Matthew Akawu, has died.

According to a family source, Akawu, who was supposed to fly the party’s flag in the 2023 State Assembly election, attended a new year’s event in the constituency on Wednesday.

“He then said he wasn’t feeling fine on his return home, his situation deteriorated and he was taken to the hospital.

“Unfortunately, he died in the early hours of Friday,” the source confirmed.

It was not readily confirmed the cause of his death but the leadership of the Party in the State has confirmed it and offered condolences.

The State Chairman of the Party, Chris Hassan expressed shock over the demise in a statement by his Personal Assistant on Media and Protocol, Kefas Sumdi.

The statement reads: “The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Plateau State Chapter, Hon. Chris Hassan has expressed shock over the sudden demise of a PDP Candidate for the House of Assembly representing the Pengana State constituency, Hon. Matthew Akawu.

“The State Chairman described the death of the late Akawu as sudden and tragic. Akawu was very patriotic, a loyal and resourceful Party man, who made immense contributions towards the stability, growth, and success of the Party in Pengana, Bassa, and the State at large.

“Akawu’s death is a big blow to the PDP, especially at this time his experience, commitment, and sense of humility are needed to steer the Party to victory in his constituency, Bassa, and to rescue Plateau from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress.

“The Chairman commiserates with the Akawu’s family, friends, associates of the deceased, his supporters, the PDP family in Pengana, Bassa, and the State Chapter.”


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