The Social Democratic Party, SDP, candidate, Ahmed Wadada has won the Nasarawa west Senatorial Election in the just-concluded 2023 exercise in Nasarawa State.
Nasarawa west is the senatorial district of the incumbent National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Wadada polled 96,488 votes to beat the APC’s candidate, Ahmed Tukur, and emerged winner of the Nasarawa west senatorial district election according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday
According to the results, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Labour Party, LP, got 46,820 and 23,228 votes respectively.
Also, Senator Godiya Akwashiki of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, was declared the winner of Saturday’s elections for Nasarawa North Senatorial District.
The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Ilemona Adofu, of Federal University, Lafia, Monday in Akwanga, declared Akwashiki as the winner with 44,471 votes.
Akwashiki defeated Danladi Halilu of the APC, who scored 32,058 votes.
The SDP equally won Karu/Keffi/Kokona Federal Constituency seat of the State in the election as Jonathan Gaza won his re-election bid to the seat in the House of Representatives.
Prof George Genyi, INEC Returning Officer for the election, declared Gaza, who polled 60,265 votes the winner at the Keffi Zonal collation centre in Keffi local government area of the state
Prof. Genyi said the PDP’s candidate. Mr Bulus Ishaku, scored 33,180 votes while that of the LP, Iliya Gambo, scored 29,665 votes, and the candidate of the APC, Auta Koro, scored 28, 417 votes.
The victorious trio of Wadada, Akwashiki, and Gaza had defected from the ruling APC to SDP in protest over the outcome of the primary elections the party held in 2022.