Ex-Plateau Speaker Dokotiri mourned

Plateau North Senator, Gyang Pwajok, who is also a gubernatorial hopeful under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),  has condoled with the people of the state over the death of Da Patrick Dokotiri.

Dokotiri, a first and second republic politician served as Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly under the platform of the defunct Nigeria People’s Party (NPP) in 1983, died earlier this week in Jos after a protracted illness.

He was 97.

Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in his country home at Dorowa, Pwajok described Dokotiri as a worthy democrat who stood to be counted in the cause of the struggle for democracy in Nigeria.

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He said the death should be celebrated as he lived a fulfilled live worthy of emulation by the present generation.

According to him, Dokotiri’s commitment and dedication in political struggles as well as his service to his people will be honoured and remembered by present and future generations as an exemplary leader who did his utmost best to improve the lives of his people.

The lawmaker said that death was a necessary end for all mortals and implored the widow of the deceased and other family members to remain strong and hand everything to God in prayers.

Widow of the deceased, Ngo Sarah Dokotiri, appreciated Pwajok for the visit and prayed that God should continue to guide and sustain him in all his endeavors.

Similarly, the Senator expressed shock over the death of Joseph Longji, alias MC Longs, a Jos-based stand-up comedian and musician, who died last week after suffering from injuries he sustained in a car accident.


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