From GODWIN AGIA, Jalingo Jalingo
Pensioners in Taraba State are currently in a wide jubilation following the declaration of the Taraba South Senatorial election result.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress APC candidate as winner of the Taraba South Senatorial election.
INEC said the APC candidate defeated Governor Darius Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party PDP to clinch the seat.
Announcing the result in Wukari, the Returning Officer, Prof. Adeyeye Solomon declared that the APC which is still in court to determine between Hon. Danjuma Shiddi (Danji SS) and David Jimkuta who is the authentic candidate of the party for the position, scored a total of 85,415 to defeat Governor Darius Ishaku of the PDP who got 45,708 votes.
Meanwhile, Silas Jafta, the Chairman Taraba State Pensioners while reacting to the development also disclosed that the pensioners would soon organize a special thanksgiving to appreciate God for answering their prayers against Governor Ishaku’s senatorial ambition.
Recall that pensioners in the state had one month ago, held a seven-day prayer and fasting against the governor’s Senate bid.
Below are the Taraba South Senatorial results as declared by INEC:
APC – 17,607
PDP – 10,492
APC – 13087
PDP – 8,092
APC – 22,246
PDP – 9640
APC – 20, 892
PDP – 12, 988.