- Former deputy governor, Ignatius Longjan, has picked the APC for Plateau south senatorial
- Longjan who secured 972 votes to beat four other contestants thanked the party officials for making the primary a huge success
- He, however, called on other aspirants, who contested along with him to join hands with him in ensuring that he came victorious in 2019 general elections
Ignatius Longjan, former deputy governor to Ex-Gov. Jonah Jang, on Friday, October 5, picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Plateau south senatorial seat in 2019 general elections.
Longjan scored 972 votes to beat four other contestants including Dame Pauline Tallen for the ticket, at the party’s primary election held in Shendam.
Longjan is seeking to replace Senator Jeremiah Useni of the PDP, who has picked the ticket for the Governorship seat at the party’s primary held on September 30.
Detail of the results as announced by the electoral officer, Abu Isa, showed that Nanven Nimfel came second with 786 votes, while Jibrin Banchir, Pauline Tallen and Stephen Dashe Te,el scored 41, 9 and 5 votes respectively.
The primary was peaceful, but full of tension, as it took the Isa led electoral committee two days to successfully conduct and declare the results.
Isa, the former speaker of Taraba House of Assembly, however, described the primary as very transparent, peaceful, free and fair.
While declaring Longjan as the winner, he thanked the delegates and party officials for making the primary a huge success.
In his acceptance speech, Longjan, accepted his nomination by the party delegates and thanked them for finding him worthy enough to represent them at the National Assembly.
He said: “By the grace of God, I shall not betray the trust and confidence reposed on me. I will do all my best to give my constituency a qualitative and purposeful representation at the Senate if eventually elected.’’
Longjan, however, called on other aspirants, who contested along with him to join hands with him in ensuring that he came victorious in 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Prince Gboyega Isiaka emerged winner of the African Democratic Congress governorship primary in Ogun state.
The ADC chairman, Gbolade Osinowo, declared that Isiaka, popularly known as GNI, secured 207,334 votes as an unopposed aspirant of the party.
Osinowo who noted that the election was free and fair thanked members of the party for coming out en masse to vote and declare overwhelming support for “a worthy candidate.”
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