Governor Ishaku who was the party’s sole candidate for the zone won all the 154 out of a total of 158 votes cast. Four invalid votes were recorded.
The elections which were held in the Township Stadium in Wukari, the traditional headquarters of the JUKUN race was supervised by officials of the Independent National Electorate Commission, INEC.
Speaking soon after his declaration as winner, Ishaku praised the peaceful conduct of the PDP primaries for various elective positions held throughout the state and noted that with what has happened, the party had emerged stronger from the exercise and would continue its dominance in Taraba State politics.
He promised to provide purposeful leadership for Taraba South Senatorial Zone and to ensure that people’s lives are touched positively.
The elections were witnessed by prominent political leaders from the zone and the entire state.
Leaders of the party in the zone had decided that Ishaku run as the sole candidate for the zone in recognition of his impressive and impactful performance as Governor.
– By Bala Dan Abu
Special Adviser to the Governor (Media and Publicity)