– A former acting governor of Taraba state has won the the APC governorship primary election
– He defeated 9 others to cart away the victory
– Defeated aspirants, however, alleged injustice and lack of fairness in the poll
Former Taraba acting governor, Sani Danladi, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primaries, defeating nine other aspirants who contested with him.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the chairman of the APC governorship primary election for Tarabe, Senator Emmanuel Ocheja, while declaring the results at the Fast Track Hotel in Jalingo in the early hours of Wednesday, October 3, said Danladi scored 60,629 votes out of the total of 107,387 votes cast across the 16 local government areas of the state.
He said that former minister Joel Ikenya scored 11,772 votes, while former acting governor Garba Umar, scored 5,504 votes.
Others were Professor Sani Yahya, 7,299 votes; the TUC president Bobboi Kaigama, 5,530; Aliyu Umar 4,638; while Ezekiel Afukunyo scored 2,811 votes.
The chairman said Chief David Kente scored 5, 549 votes, while Ibrahim Tumba and Kabiru Dodo received 1,828 and 1, 783 votes respectively.
Eight out of the 10 contestants had on Tuesday, October 2, protested over the conduct of the party primaries.
They said at a press conference which took place in Jalingo that two of their colleagues, Sani Danladi and Joel Ikenya, had hijacked the process, which they claimed was to favour the duo.
Both of them have since denied the allegations.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday, October 2, described the results being circulated as the outcome of the Imo governorship primaries as fake.
He stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Oshiomhole, who said he was in the villa to update President Buhari on the developments in the APC, ruled out the possibility of honouring parallel results from states.
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