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APC wins Plateau South senatorial bye-election.


The Plateau South by-election was conducted to fill the vacuum created by the death of Ignatius Longjan which occurred on February 9.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Nora Daduut of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Plateau South senatorial bye-election held on December 5.
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The Plateau South bye-election was conducted to fill the vacuum created by the death of Ignatius Longjan which occurred on February 9.
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INEC’s Returning Officer, Idris Amali, announced that Mrs Daduut polled 83,151 votes to defeat her closest challenger, George Daika of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 70,838 votes; a margin of 12,313 votes.
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“Daduut, having scored the highest number of votes cast and fulfilled the requirements of the law is hereby returned elected,” Mr Amali said.
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He said the total number of accredited voters for the election was 159,191, while votes cast were 157, 803.
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According to him, the valid votes were 155,659 while 2,144 votes were rejected.
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A breakdown of the results according to local governments as announced by the returning officer indicated that in Langtang North, the APC got 12, 241 votes, while PDP scored 16,841votes.
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In Langtang South, the APC polled 9,321 against PDP’s 12, 439 votes.
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In Mikang Local Government where the PDP candidate hails from, the APC scored 8,425 votes, while PDP got 7,887 votes.


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