Former Taraba acting governor wins APC governorship primary election


Sani Abubakar Danladi
Former Taraba Acting Governor, Mr Sani Danladi, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primaries, defeating nine other aspirants who contested with him.
The Chairman of the APC governorship primary election for Taraba, Sen. Emmanuel Ocheja, while declaring the results at the Fast Track Hotel in Jalingo in the early hours of Wednesday, said Danladi scored 60,629 votes out of the total of 107,387 votes cast across the 16 local government areas of the state.
He said that former minister Joel Ikenya scored 11,772 votes, while former Acting Gov. Garba Umar, scored 5,504 votes.
Others were Prof. Sani Yahya, 7,299 votes; the TUC President Bobboi Kaigama, 5,530; Aliyu Umar 4,638; while Ezekiel Afukunyo scored 2,811 votes.
The chairman said Chief David Kente scored 5, 549 votes, while Ibrahim Tumba and Kabiru Dodo received 1,828 and 1, 783 votes.
Eight out of the 10 contestants had on Tuesday protested over the conduct of the party primaries.
They said at a press conference which took place in Jalingo that two of their colleagues, Sani Danladi and Joel Ikenya, had hijacked the process, which they claimed was to favour the duo.
Both of them have since denied the allegations.