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Taraba: Aisha keeps date with history April 25



Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan of the APC still has a date to keep with history in her bid to become the first ever elected female governor in the country. As a result of the inconclusive governorship election held in her Taraba State, April, 11, INEC has fixed Saturday, April 25 for a run-off election between her and Darius Ishaku of the PDP. This is coming as normalcy finally returned to Jalingo, Sunkani in Ardo Kola Local Government Area and Gembu, headquarters of Sardauna Local Government Area. The Head of Department, Enlightenment and Publicity, Mr. Phebian Yame, who announced the date for the election during a briefing at the head office of the commission in Jalingo, said the date had been communicated to all the parties involved. INEC had declared the gubernatorial election in the state inconclusive based on the fact that cancelled votes in the election were more than the margin between the votes polled by Ishaku who came tops in the election and Alhassan who was runner up. The margin between Ishaku who polled 317,198 votes and Alhassan who polled 262,386 votes was 54,812, while the cancelled votes were 127,125. The run-off election would be conducted in all the 165 polling units of Donga Local Government Area as well as some polling units in Bali, Karim Lamido, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro and Zing.

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  1. tsalz eme

    April 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Aisha I hope u win again…

  2. Don Lucassi

    April 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I would be glad especially if it happens in the north, a place where women have in the past been in the back seat. I remember just recently they celebrated a first female VC, then a first female minister. Women should have more place in government

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