Governor of Nasarawa State, Architect Tanko Al-Makura, has won the Nasarawa South senatorial ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019 national assembly elections.
Chairman of the electoral committee, Ismaila Ahmed, represented by the Secretary, Abdullahi Candido, announced the result on Wednesday in Lafia.
Ahmed said Al-Makura got a total of 1,262 votes to defeat his opponent, Senator Salisu Egyegbola, who scored 312 votes.
He explained that 1,612 delegates were expected to participate in the exercise, 1,608 were accredited as 1,594 votes were valid.
He said 20 votes were voided for improper thumb printing.
Meanwhile, Al-Makura has expressed delight at the outcome of the election and dedicated the victory to the people of the state.
He commended the maturity exhibited by his opponent for accepting the result of the election in good faith.
He also lauded the electoral committee for the transparency of the process, saying that they had demonstrated the ideals the APC stood for.
The governor promised not to let the people down when eventually elected as Senator representing Nasarawa South at the general election.