The All Progressives Congress has expressed sadness over the death of Senator Ignatius Longjan, representing the party from Plateau South Senatorial District.
Longjan, 74, died on Sunday evening at the Turkish hospital in Abuja. He was born 16 May, 1945.
He was the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism and a former Deputy Governor of Plateau State.
The APC extolled Longjan as a grassroots politician and progressive federal lawmaker who advocated for a smooth working relationship between the executive and legislature as a way of ensuring good governance and proper initiation and implementation of policies that impact positively on the people.
“He was a loyal party man who championed party supremacy over personal interest in all party matters and decisions, as displayed in the emergence of the leadership of the current 9th National Assembly”, the APC said in a statement by spokesman Lanre Issa-Onilu..
“We extend our condolences to Senator Longjan’s immediate family, constituents, the National Assembly, the government and entire people of Plateau State. May the Almighty God grant all comfort during this time of grief and may the soul of Senator Longjan rest in peace”, the party said.