A serving member of the house of representative, representing Barkinladi/Riyom federal constituency in Plateau state Istifanus Gyang, has won the Plateau northern senatorial district on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.
The Law maker won his primary elections early hours of Wednesday, with 442 votes to defeat his rival, Christopher Giwa polled 291 votes.
A total of 752 delegates were expected to participate in the convention, but 743 delegates were accredited for the elections, out of the total delegates accredited, 733 voted, while 7 votes were declared invalid.
It will be recalled that another contender who hail from the same district with the winner Istifanus Gyang, a former chief of staff to former governor Jonah David Jang, Francis Bot had withdrew from the race and gave his support to Istifanus Gyang.
Speaking shortly after he was declared victorious, Istifanus Gyang said he is determined to provide credible and result oriented representation as an “irresistible” voice for the zone in the Nigerian National Assembly.
According to the legislature, his intention is to “replicate and expand” across Plateau North, the successes he has recorded in Barkin/Ladi-Riyom Federal Constituency which he presently represents in the lower chambers of the National Assembly.
Earlier, chairman electoral committee for the Plateau northern senatorial district, a former commissioner for works and housing in Plateau state Chris Hassan, in an interview with Journalists shortly before the election commenced assured of transparent polls.
Similarly, the immediate past controller of Immigration Service David Paradang also won Plateau central senatorial district ticket with 422 votes to beat his closet rival Hon Istifanus Mwamsat, a former speaker of the Plateau state hose of assembly who scored 78 votes.
Other contenders in the central senatorial district race were the former PDP Chairman in plateau state. Professor Dakum Shun who scored 45 votes while former Senator Sati Gogwim scored 60 votes, Mr Alexander Molwus who is contesting the said office for the third time scored 44 and Salama Dauda got15 votes.
The elections were adjured to be peaceful, as aspirants accepted the results in good fate.