PDP clears Taraba supplementary elections

PDP clears Taraba supplementary elections


Peoples Democratic Party has won the three legislative positions contested in Saturday’s re-run in Taraba State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Habu Zarma, announced the results at a press briefing on Sunday in Jalingo.

Zarma said the PDP candidate, Dan-Asabe Hosea, won the Sardauna/Kurmi/Gashaka Federal Constituency with 37,645 votes, while his closest rival, Ibrahim Elsudi of the All Progressives Congress, received 37,609 votes.

The commissioner added that the former Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Abel Diah of the PDP, also defeated Emmanuel Bongo of the APC for the Mbamnga State Constituency with 7,825 votes as against 5,642 votes.

He said Emmanuel Dame of the PDP got the victory for Ardo Kola State Constituency with 12,138 votes over Alhaji Sanusi Janbawaile of the APC, who got 11,047 votes.

Zarma thanked stakeholders for ensuring peaceful election across the affected areas in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Court of Appeal sitting in Yola had in December 2015 nullified the elections in the constituencies and ordered re-run in some polling units across the three local government areas of the state.


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