Gov Ishaku looses senatorial bid to APC’s Jimkuta
Gov Darius Ishaku of Taraba and the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Taraba South on Monday lost his senatorial bid to the the All Progressives Congress (APC ) candidate, Mr David Jimkuta.
Prof. Adeyeye Solomon, the returning officer for the senatorial election who announced the results in Wukari, said that the candidate of the APC Jimkuta scored a total of 85,415 votes to defeat Ishaku of the PDP who got 45,708 votes.
The results from the various local government areas that make up the zone indicate that the APC candidate David Jim Kuta scored 17,607 in Donga local government area while PDP’s Ishaku scored 10,492.
The APC got 13,087 votes as against
PDP’s 8,092 in Ibi, 22,246 against 4,098 in Ussa/Yangtu, 20,892 as against 12,988 in Wukari and 11,581 votes as against 9,640 from Takum.
According to him, the APC candidate won in all the local government areas including the governor’s home town of Takum.
Meanwhile, the Senate Deputy Minority leader Sen. Shu’aibu Lau has been declared winner of the just concluded Taraba North Senatorial elections.
Taraba North comprises Jalingo, Lau, Karim- Lamido, Zing, Yorro and Ardo-kola Local Government areas.
The returning officer for Taraba Northern Senatorial District, Prof. Chibiya Chingu, DVC Central Administration, Federal University, Wukari said the candidate returned elected with total of 74,645 votes to defeat his opponent Sani Danladi who scored 61,878) votes.