Gyang wins Plateau North senate seat


Istifanus Gyang (PDP),  who currently represents Riyom/Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency, on Thursday emerged winner of the Plateau North Senatorial election.

Prof. Christopher Vande, the Coalition and Returning Officer for the Plateau North Senatorial District, who declared the results in Jos, said Gyang scored 269,555 votes to win.

He said that Gyang’s closest opponent, Mr Rufus Bature of the APC, secured 171,233 votes.

On the other hand, Prof. Francis Kwase, the Returning Officer for Jos North/Bassa House of Representatives election, while declaring the result of the contest for that seat, said that the polls were inconclusive.

Kwase, who made the declaration in Jos, said that the decision followed the cancellation of votes from Tudun Wada/Kabong ward in Jos North Local Government Area.

He said that INEC would fix a date for a re-run election.

Kwase, however, said that Mr Jonathan Dabo of the PDP had secured 89,262 votes to trail Mr Haruna Maitala of the APC, who had 114, 705 votes in his kitty. (NAN)

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