Ex-Comptroller General of Immigration, David Paradang Emerges PDP Flag Bearer For Plateau Central Senatorial District

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Yakubu Busari

Former Comptroller General of immigration David Paradang has emerged the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded Senatorial Primaries for the Plateau Central Senatorial District.

The Primaries held Tuesday at Vel Sun Set Hotel in Pankshin local government of Plateau State under the supervision of the Chairman of the electoral panel; Engr. Iliya Mohammed showed that the victory of David Paradang scored 422 votes to beat his closet rival Rt. Hon Istifanus Mwamsat who scored 78 votes.

Other contenders in the race were the former PDP Chairman in plateau state, Professor Dakum Shown who scored 45 votes while Senator Sati Gogwim scored 60, votes, Nde Alexander Molwus scored 44 and Salama Dauda gots15 votes.

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In his remarks the Chairman electoral panel commended the peaceful conduct of the delegates, saying their cooperation has helped them in conducting a free, Fair and transparent primaries and appeals to them to maintain the tempo in the remaining exercise.

In his acceptance speech, David Paradang commended the delegates, party supporters and it’s leadership for the confidence reposed in him by given the opportunity to flag the flag of the party for senatorial ticket for the 2018 general elections.

He promised to carry along all aspirants who contested with him, saying the journey ahead is much demand for a closer collaboration by party faithfuls to enable them deliver PDP and displace APC in the forthcoming election.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed the Plateau North Senatorial District primary election due to none unavailability of electoral materials.

It confirmed that the electoral materials for senatorial primaries are yet to arrive Plateau state from party’s headquarters in Abuja.

Admin Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Godwin Juwul made the confirmation when he spoke with our correspondent on Tuesday.

Our report gathered that about four aspirants are jostling to get the Plateau North Senatorial District ticket under the party.

The aspirants include the immediate past Secretary to Plateau State Government, (SSG), Rufus Bature, incumbent member representing Jos South/Jos East at the national assembly, Edward Pwajok, a businessman, Pam Yakubu and member of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Lumumba Dah Adeh.

Plateau North Senatorial District has six local government areas of Jos North, Jos South, Jos East, Riyom, Barikin Ladi and Bassa.

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