APC candidate vows to challenge Gov. Jang’s senatorial victory

Jonah Jang
Jonah Jang

The Plateau North Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Eunice Sambo, has said she will not accept the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Jonah Jang.

“I will approach the court of law to reclaim my mandate,” Mrs. Sambo stated on Tuesday, at the Nigeria Union of Journalist press center in Jos, where she held a press conference to protest the election results.

INEC, Monday, declared Mr. Jang, the current governor of state, winner of the senatorial election in Plateau North.

According to the results declare by the returning office for Jos North, Iliya Gofwen, Mr. Jang garnered 234,455 votes, while Mrs. Sambo scored 221,274 votes.

However, the APC senatorial candidate insisted, “I am going to go through all the legal processes to reclaim our stolen mandate. I cannot let it go. We must exhaust every legal means to get this mandate back to us. My victory is for the people and they have spoken through the ballot.”

Mrs. Sambo also revealed that agents of the APC at the declaration also rejected the results, refusing to append their signatures to the results sheets.

“We have been adequately briefed by our agents of what transpired, and the arguments they raise, which were not entertained,” she said.

During declaration of the results on Monday by the returning officer, youth at the collation center for the Plateau north senatorial elections protested the results that gave victory to the incumbent Mr. Jang.

Mrs. Sambo sued for peace among supporters of the party, even after the announcement of the presidential election results.

“We also want to use this medium to appreciate the youth for remaining calm across the local governments of the constituency,” she said.


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