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PDP clears all Taraba, Kogi rerun elections held yesterday


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PDP cleared Appeal Court ordered rerun elections yesterday .

PDP won all three Senatorial seats, Benue South, Kogi Central and Kogi East and all the three House of Representatives held yesteday in Kogi.

Also, PDP won all Assembly elections held in Taraba yesterday .

Taraba Re-run: 

House of Assembly 

PDP 7,825 

APC 5,642 .

House of Rep

PDP 37,645

APC 37,609

PDP wins Kogi Central Senatorial Re-Run Elections with

PDP 45,468

PPA 31163

SDP 9962 #KogiReRun

David Mark of PDP defeated APC candidate ,Daniel Onjeh with 16,440 Votes in Benue South Senatorial District Re-run election.

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won the three legislative positions contested at Saturday’s re-run in Taraba.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Habu Zarma, announced the results at a press briefing on Sunday in Jalingo.

Mr. Zarma said that the PDP candidate, Dan-Asabe Hosea, won the Sardauna/Kurmi/Gashaka Federal Constituency with 37,645 votes, while his closest rival, Ibrahim Elsudi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, received 37,609 votes.

The commissioner added that the former Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Abel Diah of the PDP, also defeated Emmanuel Bongo of the APC for the Mbamnga state constituency with 7,825 votes as against 5,642 votes.

He said that Emmanuel Dame of the PDP got the victory for Ardo Kola state constituency with 12,138 votes over Sanusi Janbawaile of the APC who got 11,047 votes.

The REC thanked stakeholders for ensuring peaceful election across the affected areas in the state.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Yola had in December 2015 nullified the elections in the constituencies and ordered re-run in some polling units across the three local government areas of the state.

Meanwhile the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated former Senate President David Mark on his victory in Saturday’s Benue South Senatorial re-run election.

In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Oliseh Metuh, the party said the victory of the former senate president leaves no one in doubt of his “popularity and that of the PDP not only in Benue State, but also in the North Central geo-political zone and other states of the federation.”

The party further described Senator Mark as a valuable statesman and national leader intensely needed in the Senate, while thanking Nigerians for their renewed support for the PDP and its candidates as demonstrated in recent elections across the country.

“It is instructive to note that the PDP had won 70 percent of all the polls conducted since May 29, 2015, a development that underlines the fact of its deep roots and popularity as a brand, irrespective of the transitory setback of the 2015 general elections.

“We, therefore, call on all members of our great party to respond to the gesture by Nigerians by uniting behind the ideals of the PDP and visions of its founding fathers and reposition the party for the challenges ahead.

“In this regard, the leadership of the party; the National Working Committee, the PDP Governors’ Forum, the National Caucus, the PDP Caucus in the National Assembly and the Board of Trustees (BoT) are working very hard to ensure that we have a strong party poised to regain power in 2019.

“Finally, we reiterate our call to all PDP elected and appointed office holders across the country to reciprocate the renewed support by Nigerians by redoubling their efforts in patriotically exerting themselves in serving the people in line with the models provided by the ideology of our great party.”

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