March 19, (THEWILL) – The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Yakubu Sanda of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has lost his re-election bid for the Pengana State Constituency seat.
Sanda was defeated by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Happiness Matthew Akawu, in last Saturday’s elections for the Pengana State Constituency seat.
Mrs Akawu scored 9,926 votes to defeat the Speaker, who polled 7,936 votes. While the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) scored 6,721 votes, the Labour Party secured 1,028 votes.
Also, the Majority Leader of the House of Assembly and member representing Mikang State Constituency, Naanlong Gapyil Daniel, who contested on the platform of the ruling APC, lost his reelection bid to Matthew Sule of the opposition PDP, in the election.
Associate Professor Umaru Takum, the INEC Collation Officer for the election, declared Daniel of the APC scored 9,848 while Sule of the PDP secured 12,880 to emerge the winner.