By Moses Mark
Prof. Nora Daduut of the Department of French, University of Jos has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the Plateau South Senatorial District bye-election.
The University don pulled 1,936 to defeat other aspirants in the primary election which held in Shendam LGC of the State.
It would be recalled that the Plateau South Senatorial seat has been vacant since the demise of late Senator Ignatius Longjan, in February, 2020.
The Chairman of the All Progresssives Congress Primary Election Committee for Plateau South Senatorial District, Rt. Hon. Habu Isa Ajiya while declaring the results said Prof Nora Daduut scored 1,936 votes, Damian Shekarau 16 votes, Prof Doknan Shenni 60 votes, while Prof. Emmanuel Garba scored 61 votes.
Hon. Ajiya declared Prof. Nora winner of the Primary Election having secured the highest votes and met the necessary requirements.
CAPITAL POST gathered that a total of 2,117 Delegates across the 6 LGAs in the Zone participated in the Primaries.
The electoral committee chairman also urged the winner to embrace each of the aspirants in order to unite them and win the secondary election slated for 31st October, 2020. stressing that in APC there is no winner or loser.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong had earlier expressed confidence that the APC will retain its seat at the Senate during the forthcoming Plateau South Senatorial bye-election.
He commended the peaceful and transparent conduct of delegates and party officials, describing it as the display of democratic maturity.
He said: “we have been preparing for this primary as one united family to ensure that we produce the best candidate that will fly the flag of the APC at the main elections.
“Whoever the delegates choose, we shall rally round him or her and market to the electorate in order to ensure that we retain our seat.
“We are very optimistic of victory as our party remains the dominant party in this Senatorial District with records of performance.”
Member Representing Shendam, Qua’an Pan and Mikang Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Alphonsus Komsol expressed happiness with the primaries, saying APC is a united family said the party will support winner of the primaries during the secondary elections slated for 31st October, 2020.
“This primary elections is not a do or die, APC is one family as you can see all arrangements is on ground, proper security around, the committee members are doing their best and I want to assure you that APC is stronger in Plateau State”.
In his remarks, State APC Chairman, Letep Dabang through the State Secretary of the Party, Bashir Sati, said the party will reach out to all aspirants who contested for the by-election primary to support and unite with the winner of the primary.
Also, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the chairman of Shendam Local Government Council Alex Naantuam said they are overwhelmed with the way the bye-election primary was conducted peacefully devoid of violence.
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