Okada Riders jubilate as ex colleague wins Rep seat under Labour Party

Okada Riders jubilate as ex colleague wins Rep seat under Labour Party

Commercial motorcycle riders (Okada riders) in southern Kaduna celebrated greatly when Mr. Donatus Mathew, a colleague and the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for the House of Representatives, was proclaimed the victor of the election for the Kaura Federal constituency of Kaduna State.

Hon. Giden Gwani, a four-term representative and the minority chief whip in the House of Representatives, was beaten by Mathew.

While appreciating his former colleagues amongst hundreds of well wishers after he was declared the winner, the member-elect, Mr Donatus Mathew, thanked the electorates for the confidence reposed in him to represent them and solicited for support and cooperation from the people.

He also promised to carry everyone along in order to achieve the desired success.

Earlier, the Returning Officer, Professor Elijah Ella, said Mathew got a total of 10,508 votes to defeat the incumbent member and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Gideon Lucas Gwani, who got 10, 297 votes.

Mathew, according to sources,was a councillor and commercial motorcyclist in Southern Kaduna..



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