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Ex-Reps member wins PDP primaries for Plateau South Senatorial bye-election

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By Moses Mark

Former Member of the House of Representatives representing Shendam, Qua’an Pan and Mikang Federal Constituency and Former Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. George Daika has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party primaries for the Plateau Southern Senatorial District bye-election scheduled for October 31.

Daika emerged victorious at the primaries held on Saturday in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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The Chairman, PDP Senatorial Primary election committee, Sen. Mao Ohabunwa declared Daika the winner of the PDP primaries and accordingly returned him elected, having scored the highest number of votes and fulfilled all the requirements of the law.

Ohabunwa said: “I hereby declare George Daika winner of this PDP primary election for the Plateau South Senatorial District.

Daika polled 434 votes, beating 3 other candidates to emerge as the winner of the PDP primaries held at Royal Comfort Hotel Shendam.

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The runner up in the Primary election who is also a former speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Dapianlong scored 199 votes. Others are Barr. Philip Nyitni with 18 votes and Crysantus Dawam with 5 votes. While a total number of 4 invalid votes was recorded.

Hon. Daika a former member of the House of representatives who represented Shendam, Quan-Pan, Mikang federal constituency from 1999-2007 in the National Assembly is to face the All Progresssives Congress, APC Candidate and University Lecturer Prof. Nora Ladi Daduut during the bye-election for the Plateau South Senatorial District slated for 31st October, 2020 to fill the vacate Senate seat as a result of the demise of late Senator Ignatius Longjan in February, 2020.

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