Family of late Senator Gyang Pwajok who recently died at age 48, has denied rumour that the Plateau State gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party donated his kidney to immediate past governor, Jonah Jang.
Rumour has it that Senator Jonah Jang who now represents Plateau North in the senate had kidney problem while he was governor of the state and had to do kidney transplant.
It was said that the deceased who was then his Chief of Staff donated one of his kidneys to him, and that act encouraged Jang to nominate Pwajok as PDP’s governorship candidate with the view to succeed him.
But in a statement the Lo-bard family of Du in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, where late Senator Pwajok hailed from has denied the rumour while appealing for peaceful mourning.
The statement reads in part: “We however wish to appeal that at this time of grief, the pains of this tragedy should not be compounded by certain actions and spreading of rumours that can only inflame the mood of the family and many of the late senator’s associates and followers.
“The family wishes to re-emphasise that our son died of Heapatocellular Carcinoma and had at no time donated any organ of his body to anyone as its being spread.
“As Christians, we believe it was the will of God and we will continue to believe and submit to His will and therefore appeal to the general public and the media to please verify all information before believing and circulating which includes another false one that the late Senator Pwajok’s mother had collapsed and even passed out, on hearing the news of her son’s death.
“We therefore appeal to these rumour mongers to respect our wonderful son and brother’s memory and feel compassion for the family at this agonising time.”