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Ex-Nasarawa lawmaker breaks zoning jinx, emerges PDP chairman

12 May 2016, 18:39

Jos - A former member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Francis Orogu, on Wednesday broke the jinx of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zoning arrangement in the state.

Against all odds, he was elected the new Chairman of the party in the state.

The PDP bigwigs in the state had rejected Orogu.

But during the state congress to elect new state officials, Orogu polled 298 votes to defeat his rival, Hassan Yakubu, who scored 187.

Also read: PDP secretariat razed down in Nasarawa

Yakubu was the preferred candidate of the party leaders.

The rejection of Orogu by the PDP stalwarts was based on arrangement that zoned the seat to Obi Local Government Area where Yakubu comes from.

During the election, all former and serving lawmakers in the state and their ward delegates voted for Orogu while all serving senators and others National Assembly members and the past deputy governors cast their votes in favour of. Hassan 

- News 24


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