ADP, LP Clinch Senate, Rep Seats In Plateau Rerun, As INEC Officer gets Suspended
Written by News Desk on February 5, 2024
The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Nestor Monday, declared that the ADP candidate scored 122,442 votes to emerge winner ahead of other candidates.
Mohammed Sahalan of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) scored 53,980 while Chris Giwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 39,132 votes.
In another political twist, Daniel Asama Ago of the Labour Party (LP) has been declared winner and returned elected for Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency. The Returning Officer, Prof. Garba John declared that the Labour Party candidate scored 66,422 votes to emerge winner with Adamu Alkali of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) closely followed with 61,670 votes.
An electoral officer and staff member of INEC in the Jos North Local Area of Plateau State has been directed to step aside from office to enable the commission carry out proper investigation and circumstances that led to missing of Federal House of Representatives ballot papers in 16 polling units of the local government.
In a press statement signed by Isah Idakwo, Head of Department of Electoral Operations, the suspended officer was directed to hand over to the local government supervisor to coordinate and complete the remaining process.
The Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) have expressed dissatisfaction over the conduct of the process that declared Daniel Asama Ago of the Labour Party (LP) winner of the house of Representative seat for Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency.
Mr. Nanven Haruna, the Secretary of the Party in the state gave the submission shortly after the declaration in Jos. Haruna, noted that the party is aware of all the options available as provided by the electoral act 2022.