Daduut of APC wins Plateau South senatorial by-election

Daduut of APC wins Plateau South senatorial by-election

Prof. Nora Daduut of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Plateau South senatorial by-election held on Dec. 5.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Daduut the winner of the by-election, which was conducted to fill the vacuum created by the death of Sen. Ignatius Longjan that occurred on Feb. 9.


INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Idris Amali, announced that Daduut polled 83,151 votes to defeat her closest challenger, Mr George Daika, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 70,838 votes; beating him with a margin of 12,313 votes.


Amali said: “Daduut, having scored the highest number of votes cast and fulfilled the requirements of the law, is hereby returned elected.”


He said that the total number of accredited voters for the election was 159,191, while the votes cast totalled 157,803.


He added that the valid votes were 155, 659, while 2,144 votes were rejected.


A breakdown of the results in the local governments, as announced by the returning officer, indicated that in Langtang North Local Government Area (LGA), APC got 12, 241 votes, while PDP scored 16, 841votes.


In Langtang South LGA, APC polled 9,321 votes, against PDP’s 12, 439 votes.


In Mikang LGA, where the PDP candidate hails from, APC scored 8, 425 votes, while PDP got 7, 887 votes.


In Shendam LGA, APC got 18, 542 votes, while PDP got 10, 223 votes; in Wase LGA, APC got 21, 838 votes, while PDP scored 12,807 votes.


In Quan Pan LGA, where the APC candidate hails from, APC scored 12,784 votes, while PDP garnered 10, 641 votes.


However, apart from APC and PDP, eight other political parties also participated in the by-election.

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