The senator-elect for Plateau Central, Hon. Diket Plang, said he won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) due to his character and capacity.
Plang is the only APC senator-elect from Plateau State. The two others are members of the PDP.
Addressing a press conference Tuesday in Jos, Plateau State capital, Plang thanked his constituents for giving him the mandate.
The senator-elect said, “I was declared the winner because the voters know the various personalities contesting to be senator from the zone and the result of the election represents the popular choice of the people.
“Among the three senators-elect from this state, I am the only one from APC; the other two are from the opposition PDP. This is because I am more popular among the electorate.
“I was chosen because I dwell with the electorate; I have served them as a councillor in the past and I have served the people as a state legislator in the past. This means the people know my credentials and my capacity to deliver.
“But the fact that I am the only APC senator notwithstanding, all of us will be representing Plateau State at the National Assembly and all of us will represent Nigeria as senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”