Ignatius Datong Longjan

Ignatius Datong Longjan (May 19, 1944 – February 10, 2020) was a Nigerian politician who was a Senator representing the Plateau South district in the 9th National Assembly.[1][2] He was also the deputy Governor of Plateau State.[3][4]

Ignatius Datong Longjan
Deputy Governor of Plateau State
Preceded byMichael Botmang
Succeeded bySonni Gwanle Tyoden
Senator
In office
June 2019 – February 2020
ConstituencyPlateau South
Personal details
Born(1944-05-19)May 19, 1944
Plateau State
DiedFebruary 10, 2020(2020-02-10) (aged 75)
NationalityNigerian
Political partyAll Progressive Congress (APC)
ProfessionPolitician

Political CareerEdit

In the All Progressive Congress Plateau South Senatorial District primaries, scored 972 votes to beat the other contestants for the party's ticket.[5] In the February 25, 2019 general election, Inec declared the election inconclusive as results were cancelled in Jos North Local Government,[6] in the supplementary election, he polled 140,918 while Kefas Peter Dandam of the People's Democratic Party polled 132,441 votes.[7][8]

DeathEdit

Longjan died in February 2020 at a Turkish hospital.[9][10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria". www.nassnig.org.
  2. ^ "Longjan, Plateau South senator is dead". Punch Newspapers.
  3. ^ Sadiq, Lami (26 January 2015). "Nigeria: Longjan Denies Defecting to APC". Daily Trust. All Africa. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ Azikiwe, Ifeoha (2013). Nigeria, Echoes of a Century: 1999-2014. AuthorHouse. p. 160. ISBN 9781481729277. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.today.ng/news/politics/plateau-south-ignatius-longjan-picks-apc-senatorial-ticket-159782
  6. ^ https://www.sunnewsonline.com/inec-halt-election-result-in-plateau-north-declare-plateau-south-inconclusive/
  7. ^ https://www.inecnigeria.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PLATEAU-SOUTH.pdf
  8. ^ https://guardian.ng/news/tribunal-upholds-longjans-election-as-plateau-senator/
  9. ^ Iroanusi, QueenEsther (February 10, 2020). "Nigerian senator, Ignatius Longjan, is dead".
  10. ^ https://www.guardian.ng/breakingnews/senator-longjan-dies-at-75/amp
  11. ^ https://www.channelstv.com/2020/02/10/plateau-senator-ignatius-longjan-dies-at-75/