PDP'S NEW ENTRANTS WIN THREE SENATORIAL SEATS IN TARABA
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has maintained its grip on Taraba State as results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the National Assembly election showed that opposition failed to unseat the ruling party.
All the three senatorial seats and five of the six seats of the federal constituencies were won by PDP with a wide margin. The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) won only one seat.
The victorious PDP senatorial candidates are Emmanuel Bwacha (South), Aisha Jumai Al-Hassan (North), and Abubakar Umar Tutare (Central). The federal constituencies were won by Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi, Ishaka Bawa, Sam Tsokwa, Haman Manu, Jerry Mamwe for the PDP and Aminu Malee for the CPC
The three senators and three of the six members-elect of the House of Representatives are first timers.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media Matters, Emmanuel Bello, believed that the victory of the PDP would translate into overwhelming triumph at the presidential and governorship polls on Saturday.
The SSA lauded the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan whom he said, 'refused to use his position unlike the past administrations to interfere in the election.'
INEC Public Relations Officer, Muhtar Gidado, described the election as the best in the history of transition in the country
Most of the members of the opposition parties, who spoke to The Guardian, declared their readiness to support the winners of the election.