The Chairman of Jos-East Local Government, Plateau state, Hosea Azi, who was sworn in on Friday is dead. He died in a motor accident on his way to Abuja. In a statement signed by the governor’s Director of Press Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, the governor, Simon Lalong said the deceased’s vehicle ran into a truck which claimed his life and two others. Lalong described the deceased as an astute politician and an academic of repute. He dismissed rumours that the accident occurred when he was being taken away by kidnappers. He condoled with the family of the deceased and the people of the region.
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