Former Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Rufus Bature has been declared winner of the just concluded APC Primaries for the Plateau northern Senatorial seat.

Rufus Bature won his election with 878 votes to beat his closest rival, Hon. Edward Pwajok who polled 729 votes.

Ex Bassa/Jos North constituency rep, Lumumba Ade polled 390 votes while Jack Yakubu scored 101 votes.

Addressing newsmen shortly after the declaration of the results by the Chairman of the Plateau State APC primaries, Sen. Olugbenga Obadara, Mr. Bature said he was moved to contest out of dissatisfaction with the present culture of legislation.

He said having worked as a State lawmaker twice and as a Secretary to the State Government for three years, he had the experience to pull the Senatorial zone out of its current problems.

He listed lobbying as his top agenda if eventually elected to bring home dividends of democracy.

A total of 2125 delegates were shortlisted for the exercise but only 2112 delegates were accredited.

However, 2098 valid votes were recorded with 14 invalid votes.