The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Nora Dadu’ut, has been declared winner of the Plateau South Senatorial bye election that was held on Saturday.
Professor Dadu’ut defeated her closest rival George Daika of the PDP, and will now fill the vacuum created by the death of the former occupant of the seat, late Senator Ignatius Longjan.
With this development, she has made history by becoming the first female Senator-elect in Plateau State.
In his message of congratulations, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong described the victory of Prof. Nora Dadu’ut as not surprising, saying the APC is well rooted in the whole state particularly the Southern Senatorial District.
He described Prof. Dadu’ut as someone whom he believes will give quality representation to the people of the Southern Senatorial District and also represent the interest of the State at the red chamber.
According to a statement released by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor, governor Lalong commended INEC and security agencies for working assiduously towards a successful election.
The governor commended the electorates for conducting themselves peacefully and ensuring that the execise was devoid of violence and malpractice.
He urged other political parties and candidates who lost the election to rally round the winner in the best interest of the zone and Plateau State as a whole.