PDP narrowly defeats APC in Taraba Assembly election

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Dominic Bakuni of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has won the Ardo-kola State Constituency bye-election in Taraba, conducted on Saturday.

The bye-election was conducted in ten registration areas: Alin Gora, Ardo kola, Iware, Jauro Yinu, Lamido Borno, Mayo renewo, Sarkin Dutse, Sunkani, Tau and Zongon kombi.

Announcing the result on Sunday in Jalingo, the Returning Officer, Manu Donga, Department of Economics, Modibbo Adamawa University, Yola, said Mr. Bakuni, having scored the highest number of votes with 8,848, was the winner of the election and returned elected.

He said Mr. Bokuni defeated his closest opponent and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Sanusi Jambawaile, who polled 8,308, indicating a difference of 540 votes from the winner.

Mr. Donga said Tukur Jibrin of DPP scored 118 votes; Abdul Dame of APDA scored 100 votes; Patrick Kini of ACPN scored 60 votes, while Sajo Mohammed of SDP scored 50 votes.

The Returning Officer said the total number of votes cast were 18,106; the total number of registered votes was 60,858 while the total number of accredited voters stood at 18, 613.

He said the total number of valid votes was 17,484 and the number of rejected votes was 622.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Speaker of the Taraba House of Assembly, Abel Diah, had on November 20, 2017, declared vacant the seat of the former lawmaker representing the constituency in the House, Abdulmalik Dame, who died after a brief illness.



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  • Bassey Frank

    Five hundred and forty (540) votes is a remarkable margin. Taraba is a PDP state, anyway.

    • Mike Dawodu

      If it’s a pdp state,how did apc manage to get over 8000 votes?To many wailers,the kind of noise they make,you would think that apc would not even get one vote anywhere in Nigeria but I’ve come to realize that the online wailers don’t have pvc,so,they don’t vote.All that they do is to prowl the internet to run disparaging comments on pmb and his supporters,that’s how they make themselves happy in their fantasy land since they have not been able to recover from the 2015 election loss of Mr stealing is not corruption.Hardworking Nigerians love and appreciate the president for everything he’s doing to transform our economy from the import dependent one that was erroneously said to be the best in Africa to a productive one based on intensive agricultural development.We have our pvcs and we’ll show the billionaire perennial presidential candidate and his looting party huge embarrassment and disgrace in 2019.

      • Bassey Frank

        The result answers your question.


    INEC well done. But some climes in the past it would have been PDP 70,000 APC 2,000.