Dr. Nentanwe Yilwatda, the former INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Benue State, has won the All Progressive Congress (APC) Gubernatorial primary in Plateau State.
Dr. Nentanwe Yilwatda, who defeated three other contestants in the All Progressive Congress (APC) Primary Election conducted in Langfield, Rayfield Jos on Friday, was declared the winner.
Dr. Nentawe received 803 votes out of 922 total votes cast, defeating three other candidates who had already launched a protest before the voting began.
There were nine (9) Aspirants in the race, however before voting began, some of the Aspirants sent in letters withdrawing from the competition.
Sunday Garba Biggs, Dr. Sarpiya Danyaro, Sen. Hezekiah Dimka, and Arch. Steve Fitka, according to the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Hon. Habu Ajiya, has all withdrawn from the race.
The Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden, Dr. Patrick Dakum, and David Dimka, as well as Aspirant Garba Puwl SAN, staged a walkout shortly before voting began.
Recall the tweets that was posted in the early hours of the night to track the live activities of the election:
Total number of delegates – 1035
Total votes cast – 922
Dr. Nentawe – 803
Dr. Dakum – 70
Prof. Sonni Tyoden – 25
Victor Dimka – 3