Former speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly Simon Lalong, has won the All Progressive Congress APC primaries in Plateau state.
He scored 2222 votes out of the 2964 votes cast to clinch the party’s ticket to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state.
Mr. Lalong was speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly during the Joshua Dariye regime.
Chairman Gubernatorial and House of Assembly Primary Committee for APC in Plateau State, Sunny Monidafe, announced in the results early hours of Friday.
His closet rival, Emmanuel Garba, got 304 votes. Solomon Dalung received 293 votes, while Elijah Miner got 50 votes and Vemark Dangin got no vote. Mr.Dangin a former senator of the second Republic has been opposing the incumbent Jonah Jang led administration since 2007.
The Primaries kick started at about 8:30 pm Thursday. It ended early hours of Friday.
No aspirants has so far protested the results. The election was monitored by a team of representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in the state.
Our reporter observed that both delegates and security officials were orderly during the primaries.
The primaries was attended by 2964 delegates, from the 17 local government areas of the state.
The votes were cast in transparent white rubber buckets, labelled by local government areas. Votes were counted in the presence of polling agents and delegates.