A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Lt. General Jeremiah Useni (retd), has clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 governorship election in Plateau State.
With this development, Useni, now a Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, would have to slug it out with the incumbent governor Simon Lalong who had been endorsed and given automatic ticket by the All Progressives Congress.
Useni polled 1018 votes to defeat 12 other candidates at the party’s primaries. His closest rival Johnbull Shekarau got 340 votes.
In all, 2,097 delegates from the seventeen local government areas voted at the primaries.