PDP Re-Claims Taraba State In The Governorship Election
Darius Ishaku, the incumbent governor on the platform of PDP, has been re-elected for a second term.
The state returning officer, Professor Shehu Iya, who announced the results, at the INEC office in Jalingo, the state capital, said the incumbent governor and PDP candidate, Darius Ishaku, polled a total of 520,433 votes, while Sani Danladi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate garnered 362,735 votes.
Ishaku won 11 LGAs, including Takum, Zing, Yorro, Kai, Bali, Donga, Wukari, Bali, Gashaka, Kurmi and Ussa LGAs, while his main contender won Jalingo, Gassol, Ibbi and Karim Lami.
Hassan Mijinyawa, Ishaku’s chief press secretary, via a statement on Monday, said the government had imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state capital, Jalingo, without stating the reasons for the curfew.
The curfew, however, exempts staff of the electoral commission and key agents and observers.
“The curfew will run from 6 am to 6 pm daily, however, some INEC officials, key Agents of political parties and observers involved in the collation of the election results are exempted. Governor Ishiaku enjoined the people of the state to continue to be law-abiding as he urged security agencies to ensure strict compliance,” he said