- The APC in Plateau is in deep pain over the death of Emmanuel Nanle, who was the director of press affairs to Governor Simon Lalong
- The ruling party referred to Nanle's death as a colossal loss
- Latep Dabang, the state party chairman, in his condolence speech said that late Nanle was one of the strongholds of the APC- led administration in the state
The Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the death of Emmanuel Nanle, the director of press affairs to Governor Simon Lalong as a “colossal loss,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Latep Dabang, the state party chairman, said this in a statement on Thursday, September 13, in Jos, adding that the party received the news with grave sadness and rude shock.
Dabang said that the deceased was one of the strongholds of the APC- led administration in the state, hence would be greatly missed.
“The APC is saddened by the sudden demise of Mr Nanle. He died when he is most needed. He was indeed very key and played strategic role to the successes achieved by the present regime in the state.
“As a party, we commiserate with the relations, friends, wife, the entire family and the government and people of the state over this painful loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all at this dark moment,“ he said.
NAN reports that Nanle was appointed director of press in 2015, a position he held until his demise on Tuesday. The director died in an Indian hospital after a brief illness.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that Nanle, the director of press and public affairs to the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong had passed on.
NAIJ.com gathered that Nanle died in the early hours of Wednesday, September 12, in an Indian hospital.
While sources within the Plateau state's Government House claimed he died of stroke, others said he had been suffering from colon cancer and enlargement of the large intestines.
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