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PDP wins Plateau North Senate seat



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Rep. Simon Mwatkwon of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Plateau North Senate seat.

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Jeff Doki, announced the result on Tuesday in Jos.

He said that Mwatkwon polled 155,681 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Mr Gyang Zi of the Labour Party (LP) who scored 79,831 votes.

He also said that Mr Chris Giwa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 78,392 votes and Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) got 32,670 votes.

Mwatkwon is currently representing Riyom/Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

NAN reports that suspected thugs had on Monday invaded the collation centre and stopped the returning officers from announcing the results.

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