The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the April 11 governorship election in Plateau State, Senator Gyang Pwajok, is alive, his spokesman, Chuwang Dung, has said.
The people of Plateau State woke up yesterday to rumours that the former senator had passed away but Dung, who is Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Pwajok, said his boss was hale and hearty.
“There is no truth to the rumour, Senator GNS Pwajok is alive”, he said.
Pwajok was favoured by the immediate past Governor of the State, Senator Jonah Jang to succeed him but the Plateau voters had different plans as they voted for Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress, thereby, installing a governor from the opposition for the first time in the state since the return to democratic governance in 1999.
Following the outcome of the election, rumours were rife on the Plateau that Pwajok came down with stroke following but his spokesman equally dismissed that rumour, stressing that it was all the imagination of a group of people.
In a statement, Dung said: “We are not oblivious of the fact that the unfolding mischief is a publicity strategy to distract the teeming supporters of GNS Pwajok from the ongoing judicial arbitration process which is highly in our favour.
“We, however, remain resolute and focused on reclaiming our mandate given to us by the good people of Plateau State.
“We advise the fabricators of such malicious agenda to find other means of channeling their panic as God is the giver of life and He alone determines the life of all mortals”.