- The former police commissioner of Plateau, Hezekiah Dimka, has won the APC's senatorial ticket
- In the Plateau central senatorial primary, Dimka scored 1,306 votes
- The ex-commissioner of police is seeking to replace Joshua Dariye, the former governor, who is currently serving a 14-year jail term in prison
Hezekiah Dimka, a retired commissioner of police, on Thursday, October 4, picked the APC ticket to contest the Plateau central senatorial seat in 2019.
In the party’s primary election held in Pankshin, Dimka scored 1,306 votes to beat three others for the ticket, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Dimka is seeking to replace Senator Joshua Dariye, former Plateau governor, who is currently serving a 14-year jail term at the Kuje Prison.
Further details of the results as announced by Demua Leedee-Demue, the electoral officer, showed that Diket Plang, Sam Piwuna and Manji Gontori scored 450, 68 and 46 votes respectively.
In other primary elections, two PDP members of the House of Representatives, Solomon Maren and Timothy Golu, won their tickets to seek fresh tenures.
Maren represents Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency, while Golu represents Kanam/Kanke/Pankshin.
In the results announced Thursday, Maren polled 98 votes to beat Umar Mantu, who got 94 votes. Jelka Danlami got 92 votes, while Nanbam Jacob-Lot got six votes.
Golu, on his part, garnered 278 votes to defeat Danjuma Usman and Suleiman Hanssi, who got 51 and 27 votes respectively.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that 19 people had been reported as feared dead as suspected herdsmen reportedly invade Ariri Village, Bassa local government area of Plateau state.
Legit.ng gathered that the herdsmen reportedly attacked the village on Wednesday, October 3, night and shot the victims while they were asleep.
It was also learnt that residents claimed security operatives were yet to arrive at the scene of the incident and the corpses of the victims are still scattered across the compounds where the attacks occurred.
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