PDP secures majority seats in Plateau Assembly


By Golok Nanmwa, Jos

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won 16 seats in the 24-member Plateau State House of Assembly, while the ruling party APC won seven constituency seats, and Young Progressives Party (YPP) secured one.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that PDP won in Pengana, Riyom, Jos South, Mangu South, Barkin Ladi, Qua’an-Pan North, Pankshin South, Langtang North, Langtang South, Langtang North Central, Rukuba/Irigwe, Jos North-West, Bokkos and Mangu North.

APC won in Dengi, Kantana, Kanke, Shendam, Wase, Jos North-North, and Jos East, while YPP won in the Pankshin North state constituency.

It could be recalled that the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Yakubu Yakson Sanda also lost his constituency seat to the candidate of the PDP.

Also the Majority Leader of the Plateau state House of Assembly and member representing Mikang State Constitucy, Naanlong Gapyil Daniel who contested under the Ruling All Progressive Congress APC, lost his re-election bid to Matthew Sule of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in the state.