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First Speaker Plateau Assembly, Prof. Dakum Shown, is dead

The First civilian Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly and a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prof. Dakum Shown is dead. He was 75.
Family sources disclosed to New Telegraph on Wednesday Morning in Jos that Prof. Shown, who was Speaker during the Second Republic (1979-83), died on Tuesday evening after a protracted illness in an Indian hospital.
When he was Speaker, Nasarawa State had not been carved out of Plateau State.

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