JUST IN: APC Candidate Declared Winner of Plateau Central Poll

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Diket Plang of All Progressives Congress (APC) as the senator-elect for the Plateau Central Senatorial zone.

Declaring the result in Pankshin, the headquarters of the Plateau Central Senatorial zone, INEC returning Officer, Dr Jima Lar, said Plang polled a total vote of 131,129 to emerge the winner.

His closest challenger, Yohanna Gotom, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), came second with 127,022 votes, while Garba Pwul of the Labour Party came third with 36,510 votes, according to Daily Trust.

The election was first conducted on February 25, but INEC refused to declare the result, citing some irregularities. It however scheduled for a rerun today.

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