The seat became vacant following the death of Godfrey Dashe two months ago.
To emerge victor, the APC candidate had to see off stiff competition from the Peoples Democratic Party’s Alloy Oliver, who polled 4, 977 votes to Dakogol’s 5, 409 in Saturday’s bye-election.
The INEC Returning Officer, Akkarven Ashakah, who announced the result at the legislators’ chamber in Qua’an Pan LG Secretariat, described the bye-election as “very successful and credible.”
Congratulating the contestants and their parties for conducting themselves peacefully during the bye-election, Mr. Ashakah, who is the Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Jos, reminded them that “Politics is a game of numbers and should be played maturely”.
The Returning Officer announced the bye-election result in the presence of Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of the North Central zone; Godwin Kwanga, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner; party officials; and other stakeholders.
Reacting to the victory, the Plateau APC Chairman, Letep Dabang, described Mr. Dakogol’s victory at the polls as “a victory for democracy considering the peaceful conduct of the election’’.
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