07 September 2020 By Josiah Buzun
Former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly George Daika has won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Southern Senatorial District bye-election scheduled for October 31.
Declaring the result in Shendam, the Chairman, Primary election committee, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa said Daika polled 434 votes to defeat 3 other candidates.
Daika, also a former member of the House of representatives will slug it out with the All Progressives Congress candidate Professor Nora Daduut during the bye-election to fill the vacant Senate seat following the death of Senator Ignatius Longjan in February, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang has commended the peaceful conduct of the exercise .
In a statement by his special adviser Media and protocol Muaa Achoms, Senator Gyang called for cooperation and understanding of members of the party for victory during the election.