APC wins Plateau by-election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared Jackson Nimmwang, APC candidate, the winner of Saturday’s Langtang South State Constituency by-election in Plateau.

The INEC Returning Officer, Tor Iorapuu, declared in Mabodi, that Mr. Nimmwang polled 3,688 votes to beat his counterpart form Mega Progressives Peoples Party, MPPP, Rinsmicit Emmanuel, who scored only 83 votes.

Mr. Iorapuu said the turn out at the election was very low as only 13 per cent of the 48,615 registered voters participated in the election held in 68 polling units.

He, however, described the election as “very free and fair’’.

He said only 6,571 of the 6,631 accredited voters voted during the election.

The by-election was sequel to a Federal High Court judgement which invalidated the victory of Vincent Bulus, the PDP candidate in the April 14, 2015 elections after it was proved that he was an ex-convict.

Only APC and MPPP vied for the seat since the PDP and its candidate were disqualified.

A total of 400 trained ad-hoc staff, drawn from NYSC and tertiary institutions , conducted the election, supervised by the FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Jacob Jatau.

Commenting on the outcome, Nicholas Vongsing, Management Chairman, Lantang South Local Government, expressed happiness that the election went on peacefully and devoid of any rancour in the council.

(NAN)


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  • Cypo

    Where 6, 631 voters were accredited, and where 6, 571 actually voted in the election, how come only 3,771 votes were recorded for the two parties that participated in the election? What about the remaining 2,800 votes? INEC wonders…

    • Sean

      You may be correct, but to suggest INEC made an error is simply wrong cos this news came from PT reporter not Inec..The reporter may have made a mistake!!! This is not official inec election result

  • DTaj

    So, PDP initially fielded a candidate who was an ex-convict and they did not know!

    How could you any serious political party have done that?

    No due diligence after the long process from expression of interest, to obtaining the form, to participating in the primaries, to campaign, up to elections! And no one in Plateau State PDP knew that their candidate was an ex-convict?

    That party, PDP, is always in the news for the wrong reason. Things are tough now with APC, but imagine if they (PDP) had won the 2015 elections! We could have woken up one day to see that Nigeria had been “looted” and sold to Ghana by PDP! Lol.