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Ex-Works Commissioner Emerges Plateau PDP Chairman

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Former Commissioner of Works in Plateau, Chris Hassan has emerged as the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Major-General Amnon Kwaskebe (rtd), the Returning Officer of the State Elective Congress who announced the result, said Hassan, polled 1,649 votes to defeat three other contestants.
The closest challenger, Mr. Bitrus Kaze, scored 22 votes.
He said Captain Bitrus Goleng, who emerged the Deputy Chairman of the party, scored 1,585 votes to defeat Mr. Amos Gombi, a former deputy chairman of the party, who got 29 votes.
Kwaskebe said Mr. Emmanuel Dawam, who scored 1,592 votes, was elected Secretary of the party, defeating Mr. Illiya  Zakari, who got 12 votes.
The position of the State Women Leader was won by Mrs. Martina Dakur, who scored 1,356 votes to defeat Mrs. Christie Sunkur.
Others elected are Mr. Samaila Abubakar, State Treasurer, Mr. John Akans, Publicity Secretary, Mr Yakubu Chocho, State Organising Secretary and Mrs. Angela Shinkur, State Auditor
Those elected as zonal vice chairmen were Mr. Davou Mang, Plateau North, Mr. Jeremiah Setmak, Plateau Central, and Mr. Simon Domle, Plateau South.
Meanwhile, some officials including Mr. Binchen Jantur, State Legal Adviser, were returned unopposed.
The returning officer commended members of the party for the wonderful organization and peaceful conduct during the congress.
Senator Suleiman Adokwe, Plateau PDP Caretaker Chairman, congratulated the new officials for the victory and urged them to carry everyone along.
Adokwe urged them to work tirelessly for the success of the party.
According to him, the target of new state executives is to ensure the recapture of power in 2023.
The new officials were immediately sworn in.

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