Daniel Asama of the Labour Party (LP), has been declared the winner of Saturday’s Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency in Plateau State rerun election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. James Damen, declared the result in the early hours of Monday.
Damen said Asama scored 66,422 to defeat his closet rival, Adam Alkali of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), who got 61,670 votes.
He said Ibrahim Hassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came in a distant third with 10,063 votes.
“Having scored the highest valid votes cast and having satisfied the requirements of the law, Mr Daniel Asama is hereby declared winner of the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency re-run election and is returned elected,” Damen said.
The result, as announced by the returning officer, showed that Asama won in Bassa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, while Alkali won in Jos North LGA.
Meanwhile, the News Agency of Nigeria reports that INEC has declared Pam Dachungyang of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) the winner of Saturday’s Plateau North senatorial rerun election.
Returning Officer, Prof. Nestor Chagok, declared the result in the early hours of Monday.
Chagok said that Dachnggyang polled 122,442 votes to defeat 10 other candidates in the election.
He said that Yakubu Shafi’u of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) came second with 53,980 votes, while Mr Christopher Giwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) placed third with 39,132.
“Having scored the highest valid votes and having satisfied the conditions of the law, Mr Pam Mwadkon Dachungyang is hereby returned elected,” Chogok said.
The ADP won in all six local government areas of the senatorial district, namely Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Jos South, Jos East, Riyom and Jos North.