Bye-Election: Hon. Musa Agah emerges PDP’s sole candidate for Jos North/Bassa Rep seat
Story from Yakubu VENTIM, Jos
A member representing the Irigwe /Bassa at the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Musa Agah has emerged the sole candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Chapter for the Jos North /Bassa Federal Constituency in the forthcoming bye-election.
Hon. Agah, the current Assembly member, scored 152 votes while Hon. Jonathan Dabo the former candidate got 127 votes and Hon. David Racha had 1 vote with 1 invalid vote in the just-concluded Congress election of the PDP.
The returning officer, Hon. Francis O. Orogu announced the outcome of the primary which was held at Lamonde Hotel on Thursday, however, many described the exercise as one of the most peaceful.
He said, “Having seen the kneeling contest between the aspirants which every one of you demonstrated the quality of leadership. So we urge the members of the PDP family to ignore any human errors that might have occurred in the process of voting.
Orogu charged them to work together as one family and accept the results for the party to produce the next member of the House of Representatives for the Jos North /Bassa seat.
According to him, Plateau state, amongst the states in Nigeria is so dire to the party and with the overwhelming support given to all the party, the PDP is going to receive more ‘decampees’ from the opposition parties.
He maintained that the party has taken a crucial stage across the nation, asking the security agencies and INEC as worshippers of God to be transparent, to let the will of Nigerians decide and not what the INEC or security agencies dictate at the poll.
In his acceptance speech, Hon. Musa Agah said he appreciated the voters for finding him worthy to be elected as the PDP‘s flag bearer in the forthcoming race.
Agah stated that “My expectation is that PDP would clinch the seat”.
He, however, commended the doggedness of the delegates for their support and assured of teeming with the other aspirants to forge ahead.