Chairmanship candidate happy with conduct of Plateau LG poll, optimistic of victory



Mr Alex Naantua’am, Shendam chairmanship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives  Congress (APC), has expressed satisfaction with the and conduct of Saturday’s elections by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC).


Naantua’am who spoke to journalists after casting his vote, described the as transparent and peaceful and expressed his confidence to win.


“I can score this high, given  that a lot  of efforts have been put in place.


“PLASIEC has done a lot in the creation of awareness and the people have demonstrated enthusiasm and the turnout is quite encouraging,”he said.


He said that he was optimistic of his chances of winning the election, adding that his party had  worked hard to emerge victorious.


Naantua’am who is seeking  re-election for a second term in office, said that if given the opportunity,  he would consolidate on the gains made in his previous tenure.


Meanwhile, Rep Alphonsus Komsol (Shendam/Mikang/Quan-Pan Federal Constituency/APC)  described the turnout of voters in the election in Shendam  as impressive.


Komsol said that the encouraging turnout was a demonstration of the people’s faith in the democratic at the grassroots.


The lawmaker who voted at  Kwapuwa Polling Unit expressed optimism that APC  would sweep the poll due to the sterling performance of the current administration in the state.


“I am overwhelmed by the of turnout by our people to participate in the election; it is a of appreciation of the democracy dividends enjoyed by the people.”


It would be recalled that the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC)  had barred the People’s Party (PDP) from participating in the election, citing a judgement which some members of the party secured against the leadership of  their party.


The PDP which challenged their exclusion at the Court and the Appeal Court lost at both levels. (NAN)