Taraba poll: One LG result expected as PDP’s Ishaku leads

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The Taraba State Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate Darius Dickson Ishaku is ahead in the governorship in Taraba State with result from one Local Government outstanding.

The result so far released by , puts Ishaku in the lead with a difference of over 63,430 votes in nine of the 14 local government areas of the state’s 16 local government councils.

Ishaku has so far polled 297,552 votes, winning Zing, Yorro, Lau, Ardokola, Kurmi, Wukari, Takum, Karimlamido and Ussa.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Aisha Alhassan has won 234, 122 votes in five local government areas: Gassol, Jalingo, Ibi, Gashaka and Bali.
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Breakdown of the include: Jalingo (APC-37714; PDP-19047; SDP-1282); Ardo Kola (APC-13,042; PDP-14,041; SDP-662); Lau (APC-13,096; PDP-20,598; SDP-613); Gassol (APC-42888; PDP-12527; SDP-827) and Zing (APC-5,224; PDP-28,005; SDP-675).

Takum (APC-13,306, PDP-26,979, SDP-2,133); Yorro (PDP 18, 696, SDP-297, APC-6,936); Gashaka (PDP-7,120, APC-9882, SDP-60); Wukari (APC-16,268 PDP-64,608, SDP-19,312);

Ussa (APC-12,772, PDP-13,229, SDP-779), Kurmi (APC-3,759, PDP 17,369, SDP-370), Ibi (APC 14,859, PDP-5,564, SDP-911), Bali (APC-23,263, PDP-13,314, SDP-109), Karimlamido (APC-21,023, PDP-36,455, SDP-1,676).

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