A former Commissioner for Local Government Affairs in the first tenure of Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Mr Mikaiah Tokwak, on Sunday emerged the Kaduna South Senatorial District candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP).
Tokwak won the ticket having garnered a total of 203 votes out of the 261 votes cast to defeat Mrs Tinok Andrew Nok who polled 53 votes.
Declaring the result, the returning officer, Ismail Idris commended the delegates for their peaceful conduct before, during and after the primaries.
Reacting to the development, Mrs Nok described the process that let to the emergence of Mr Tokwak as flawed.
She said there were a lot of irregularities and intimidation of delegates.
She alleged that Mikaiah Tokwak picked the Senatorial form of the party after the date for the sales of forms had elapsed and 24 hours before the earlier slated date for her affirmation as the only known candidate of the party.
In an interview with News men shortly after his declaration, Mr Mikaiah Tokwak, thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed on him and pledged not to let the party down.
It would be recalled that news went viral on both social and conventional media of alleged plans by the incumbent Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District, Danjuma Tella La’ah to defect to the NNPP after losing the PDP ticket.
The move was to enable him return for a third term at the Senate.
But the Senator debunked the allegation, saying that he is not known to be a coward and cannot leave the party.