The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Eric Dakogol has won Saturday’s bye-election to fill Qua’an Pan North Constituency’s seat in the Plateau House of Assembly.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, Dakogol polled 5,409 votes to defeat PDP’s Alloy Oliver, who garnered 4,977 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Associate Prof. Akkarven Ashakah, who announced the result at the legislators chamber ín Qua’an Pan Local Government Secretariat, described the election as “very successful and credible’’.
“Politics is a game of numbers and should be played maturely,” he said.
With the victory, Dakogol will replace Godfrey Dashe, who died two months ago, as the representative of the constituency in the state House of Assembly.
Speaking on the victory, the state Chairman of APC, Mr Letep Dabang, described Dakogol’s victory at the polls as “a victory for democracy considering the peaceful conduct of the election’’.
Those present during the announcement of the bye-election result include; Prof. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of the North Central zone; Dr Godwin Kwanga, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner; party officials; and other stakeholders.