• News - North East - Taraba
  • Updated: February 12, 2023

Senator Ikenya Emerges Taraba LP Guber Candidate

A former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Joel Danlami Ikenya has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

The former minister emerged after winning the rerun of the party’s primary election in Taraba State.

The Federal High Court in Jalingo, the state capital, had on Saturday, February 4, 2023, ordered a fresh primary election conducted within 10 days.

The rerun, which was conducted at the party’s state secretariat, was monitored by security operatives and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Returning Officer of the primary election, Herbert Alexander declared that 82 votes were cast for Joel Danlami Ikenya, while his opponent, Evangelist Philip Munlip, polled zero votes with one vote declared invalid.

Alexander also commended the delegates and party members in the state for the peaceful conduct of the primary exercise.

Chairperson of the Taraba State Labour Party, Esther Gulmu Johnson, expressed happiness that the primary election happened without any incident.


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