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The former deputy governor of Plateau State, Middle Belt, Nigeria has passed on. Chief Michael Botmang died in his hometown, Zawan located in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state after a long-term illness. He had been on dialysis from diabetes complication for sometime now but he finally fell to the cold hands of death on Saturday morning at the age of 76
Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang confirmed the news and also paid tribute to Botmang who he said had served humanity to the best of his ability. Jang also urged the family through his press statement to accept Botmang’s death as God’s will.
The late Chief Michael Botmang, was a two-term deputy governor to Chief Joshua Dariye from 1999 to 2007. He was also governor for a period of six months when Dariye was impeached by six out of the 24 members of the state House of Assembly. He was acting govenor the Supreme Court ordered the reinstatement of Dariye.
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