INEC declares Plang, Bomai winners of Plateau Central, Yobe South senatorial seats

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Diket Plang as winner of today’s election in the Plateau Central senatorial district.

Plang defeated the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Yohanna Gotom with 4,107 votes. 

While Plang polled 131,129 votes, Gotom got 127,022.

The Returning Officer, Jimam Lar, an academic doctor, also announced Garba Pwul (a senior advocate) of the Labour Party as securing 36,510 votes and coming third in the election.

A former Plateau State House of Assembly member who represented Pankshin North, Plang’s election completed the election of the three senators representing the state in the 10th National Assembly.

He joins Simon Mwadkwon and Napoleon Bali of the PDP, who had been cleared by INEC as winners for Plateau North and Plateau South, respectively.



    In Yobe state, the INEC Returning Officer, Abatcha Melemi, holder of an academic doctorate at the Federal University, Gashua, declared Ibrahim Bomai of the APC winner of the Yobe South senatorial district.

    Bomai defeated PDP’s Mr Halilu Mazagane with 711 votes.

    While Bomai secured 69,596 votes, Mazagane garnered 68,885.

    The ICIR reports that the announcement followed supplementary elections scheduled by INEC for today after the election umpire could not complete the February 25 and March 18 presidential/National Assembly elections and Governorship/House of Assembly elections, respectively.


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