Just in: Tears, pain as another Nigerian politician dies
- A former senator from Plateau state, Sati Gogwim, has been confirmed dead
- Gogwim died while being taken to Rayfield Medical Centre in the state on Tuesday, April 6
- The deceased erstwhile lawmaker was elected to the National Assembly in 2007
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Plateau state has lost one of its former senators, Sati Gogwim, who died on Tuesday, April 6, at the Rayfield Medical Centre in the state after a protracted illness.
The death of the former lawmaker was disclosed by one of his brothers, Williams Gogwim, on Wednesday, April 7, The Nation reports.
Speaking with journalists in the state, Williams disclosed:
“My brother has been sick since last year and in December he left the country for treatment abroad and only returned on Sunday, April 4.
“He came back a little bit stronger, until this morning when he had health crisis, which compelled us to rush him to Rayfield Medical Centre. Unfortunately on getting there, he was confirmed dead.”
William added that members of the bereaved family will really miss the former senator but have submitted themselves to the supreme will of God.
A native of Dawaki village in Kanke local government area of the state, Gogwim was elected as senator representing Plateau Central in 2007 in which he spent four years.
Having retired as a Major in the Nigerian Army, the deceased became a politician.
Meanwhile, Suleiman Aliyu, a member of the House of Reps representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna state passed on.
The lawmaker died after a brief illness at Barau Dikko Hospital, Kaduna, in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6.
Aliyu's colleague, Mukhtar Ahmed representing Kaduna South Federal Constituency, confirmed the death.
His death brought to six the number of House of Reps members that have died since December 2019.
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Legit.ng gathered that Aliyu had recently won his case at the Court of Appeal which reinstated him as both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the winner of February 23, 2019, House of Representatives election for Lere Federal Constituency.