The Oasis Reporters
February 28, 2023
By Asile Abel, Jos
Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi emerged the highest scorer in the presidential polls in the north central state of Plateau.
The Labour Party candidate scored a total of 466,272 polls in the state with the APC coming second with 307,195 votes.
From the results announced at the Independent National Electoral Commission Collation centre in Jos, the Labour Party candidate won 11 out of the 17 local government areas of the state.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, won in two LGAs with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar winning in four LGAs.
The Labour Party candidate won in Jos South, Bassa, Shendam, Pankshin, Bokkos, Mangu, Langtang North, Riyom, Jos East, Barkin Ladi, Jos North LGAs.
The APC won in Kanke, Kanam and Wase LGAs while the PDP won in, Langtang South, Mikang and Quaanpan LGAs.
Here’s a breakdown of the figures:
Total number of registered voters: 2,755,017
Accredited Voters 1,139,393
APC – 307,195
LP – 466,272
NNPP – 8869
PDP – 243,808
PRP – 49201
Valid Votes – 1,088,170
Rejected Votes – 22,994
Total Votes Cast – 1,111,164
The election results in Plateau State are intriguing because the All Progressive Congress (APC) Campaign Organization chairman is the governor of the State, Simon Lalong. Commentators are thus insinuating that this may seem like a referendum on their perception of the All Progressive Congress (APC) party in the eyes of the people of the state.
The history of Plateau State in this third Republic started off with it being governed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). After sixteen years of unbroken rulership, it fell to the All Progressive Congress (APC) with the wind of the change mania in 2015.
General insecurity under President Muhammadu Buhari and Simon Lalong as governor in the state has led to wide scale dissatisfaction, propelling the move of the people into the warm embrace of the new kid on the block, Labour Party (LP).