The Oasis Reporters
October 3, 2018
By Moses Gbande
Former Comptroller General of Immigration David Paradang has emerged the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the just concluded Senatorial Primaries for the Plateau Central Senatorial District.
The Primaries held Tuesday at Vel Sun Set Hotel in Pankshin local government of Plateau State under the supervision of the Chairman of the electoral panel, Engr. Iliya Mohammed brought the victory of David Paradang who scored 422 votes to beat his closet rival Rt. Hon Istifanus Mwamsat who scored 78 votes.
Other contenders in the race were the former PDP Chairman in Plateau state, Professor Dakum Shown who scored 45 votes while Senator Sati Gogwim scored 60, votes, Nde Alexander Molwus scored 44 and Salama Dauda got 15 votes.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Electoral panel commended the peaceful conduct of the delegates, saying their cooperation has helped them in conducting a free, fair and transparent primaries and appeals to them to maintain the tempo in the remaining exercise.
In his acceptance speech, David Paradang commended the delegates, party supporters and it’s leadership for the confidence reposed in him by being given the opportunity to fly the party’s flag as the senatorial candidate for the 2019 general elections.
He promised to carry along all aspirants who contested with him, saying the journey ahead demands for a closer collaboration by party faithfuls to enable them deliver PDP and displace APC in the forthcoming elections.