Dadu’ut wins Plateau South senatorial bye-election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Nora Dadu’ut, as the winner of Plateau South Senatorial bye-election conducted on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
According to the results announced by INEC, Dadu’ut polled 83,141 votes while George Daika, her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, secured 70,838 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer for Plateau South Senatorial by- election, Prof. Idris Amali, said that the candidate of the APC defeated her opponent in four local councils in the senatorial district, while the PDP candidate won in two local councils.
The election was held in the six local councils that comprise the zone due to the death of the senator representing the zone in February 2020, Senator Ignatius Longjan.
Meanwhile, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated Dadu’ut on her victory at the poll and also for being the first female senator-elect from Plateau State and fourth in the North.
Lalong said the victory of Dadu’ut was not surprising as the APC is well rooted in the whole state, particularly the Southern Senatorial District where she comes from.
He congratulated her whom he believes will give quality representation to the people of the district and also represent the interest of the state at the Red Chamber.
He also commended INEC and security agencies for working assiduously towards a successful election, saying that the voters deserve special commendation for conducting themselves peacefully and ensuring that the exercise was devoid of violence and malpractice.
Lalong also called on other political parties and candidates who lost the election to rally round the winner in the best interest of the zone and Plateau State as a whole.