The former Deputy Governor of Plateau State and current Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Senator Ignatius Longjan is dead.
Reports said Longjan died in a Turkish hospital.
According to the Media Aide to the Senator, Mr Wulime Goyit, who confirmed the incident to Newsflash247.
Also, the Chief Of Staff to the senator while he was a Deputy governor, John Dafa’an said “It is true, our father and distinguished Senator representing Plateau South is dead, baba died after battling with illness for a long time in Turkey,”.
Senator Longjan was elected in 2019 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was 75-year-old.
His death comes barely two months after Imo senator, Ben Uwajumogwu, died.
He was the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourrism.
Longjan was a former deputy governor of Plateau State between 2011 and 2015 .
He replaced Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party who contested for the governorship seat in 2019.