BREAKING: Plateau supplementary: INEC finally declares winner of governorship election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the incumbent Governor of Plateau State and candidate of the APC, Simon Lalong, as the governor-elect in Plateau State.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande, who declared the result, said Lalong got 595, 587 votes, while his closest rival and candidate of the main opposition PDP, Senator Jeremiah Useni, got 546, 813 votes.

It would be recalled that the electoral umpire (INEC) had earlier declared the election inconclusive because the difference between the two major contenders, APC and PDP, was less than the votes cancelled.

According to INEC, because the difference between the two major contenders is 44,929 is less than the cancelled votes of 49,347, the result cannot be declared.

“This according section 179 subsection 2, of the 1999 constitution as amended.”

It said the aforementioned cancelled votes were in Barkin Ladi (570), Bassa (3000), Bokkos (5, 314), Jos North (4, 152), Kanam (2, 627), Langtang South (5, 501), Mangu (26, 135), Pankshin (1, 144) and Shendam LGAs (851).

While declaring the winner, Returning Officer for the election and the Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Prof. Richard Anande Kimber said; “Barrister Simon Bako Lalong of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”
On the other hand, the State Assembly seat for Langtang South Constituency was won by Hon. Zimtim Sohchang of the PDP who scored 17, 984 votes to defeat the incumbent, Hon. Jackson Ponzhi Danladi of the APC who got 15, 041 votes.

However, below are results scored by the APC and PDP candidates in the supplementary polls:

1- Barkin Ladi LGA
APC- 41
PDP- 296

2-Jos North
APC- 274
PDP- 1, 036

3- Shendam
APC- 337
PDP- 80

4- Bassa
APC- 1, 040
PDP- 367

5- Kanam
APC- 944
PDP- 476

6- Pankshin
APC- 446
PDP- 151.

7- Bokkos
APC- 1, 342
PDP- 1, 337

8- Mangu
APC- 6, 931
PDP- 3, 520

9- Langtang South
APC-972
PDP- 1, 224

Also below are the total results according to Local Governments:

Bokkos LGA
APC – 27, 561
PDP – 26, 700

2. Jos East LGA
APC – 18, 602
PDP – 7, 994

3. Kanke LGA
APC – 23, 360
PDP – 22, 831

4. Langtang North LGA
APC – 18, 979
PDP – 40, 519

5. Barkin Ladi LGA
APC – 17, 039
PDP – 44, 233

6. Bassa
APC – 30, 041
PDP – 32, 730

7. Mikang LGA
APC – 15, 150
PDP – 11, 703

8. Langtang South
APC – 14, 467
PDP – 18, 868

9. Pankshin
APC – 36, 215
PDP – 24, 939

10. Kanam
APC – 55, 338
PDP – 22, 432

11. Jos South
APC 33, 075
PDP 91, 846

12. Jos North
APC 108, 887
PDP 67, 113

13. Riyom
APC 12, 720
PDP 24, 017

14. Mangu
APC 51, 895
PDP 43, 555

15. Shendam
APC 61, 646
PDP 17, 035

16. Wase
APC 37, 593
PDP 27, 465

17. Quaan Pan
APC 31, 962
PDP 20, 939.

Source:

http://dailypost.ng/2019/03/24/breaking-plateau-supplementary-inec-finally-declares-winner-governorship-election/

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