Bassa/Jos North bye elections - (8) APC members jostle to replace deceased federal lawmaker Maitala
By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau state Hon. Rufus Bature yesterday said that eight aspirants of the political party have purchased forms to contest the forthcoming by-election at Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency.
Bature made this known while speaking with journalists in his office at the party secretariat in Jos.
Our correspondent reports that the deceased lawmaker at the Federal House of Representatives for Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency Mr. Haruna Maitala had died in a ghastly motor accident along Abuja, Jos road about a year ago, was elected on the platform of the APC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC recently fixed the 26th of February 2022 to conduct the bye-election to fill in the vacancy created by the demise of the federal lawmaker.
Similarly, INEC has also fixed the same date for the conduct of the bye-election at Pankshin South state sonstituency to replace a member of the state assembly who died recently from an undisclosed ailment.
The APC chairman in Plateau told journalists that three APC members have bought forms to succeed the deceased state legislator.
“As we speak, those who bought forms for the bye-election are being screened in Abuja, party primaries will hold next week.”
According to him, the APC under the leadership of Governor Simon Lalong has fulfilled its mandate to the people.
Hon. Rufus Bature further said he is confident that his party will win the forth coming bye election of Jos North/Bassa federal constituency, slated for February 26th by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
"Governor Simon Lalong is doing excellently well and the people of Plateau are solidly behind him."
He called on the people of Plateau to continue to support the Simon Lalong led administration at all times, as it is determined to better the lives of citizens of the state.