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FCT Polls: PDP defeats APC in Kuje, Bwari



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The results of local government area elections held in the Federal Capital Territory in six Area Councils of Abuja have been announced.

The Area Councils are Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal (AMAC).

The election will lead to the emergence of six chairpersons – one for each area council – and 62 councillors.

Over 400 candidates and their running mates contested for these positions on the platforms of the 14 parties.


The results from the 62 wards in the Nigerian capital have now been collated and the final results announced, by INEC, for each of the six chairmanship positions.

PDP floors APC to win Kuje chairmanship election in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Suleman Sabo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the February 12 Kuje Area Council chairmanship election in the Federal Capital Territory.

Mr Sabo, the council’s incumbent chairman who will now serve his second term in office, defeated the other five candidates in each of the 10 wards in the area council.


He gathered a total of 13,301 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sarki Hamidu of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who secured 7,694 votes to emerge second.

By this, the PDP candidate defeated the APC with a total margin of 5,607 votes.

Sule Magaji, the INEC Returning Officer for the Kuje Area Council election, announced the final results on Sunday morning.

Kuje Central: Ward 01

APC- 1717



Chibiri: Ward 02

APC- 1,172



Gaube: Ward 03

APC – 1793

PDP -2,226

Kwaku: Ward 04


APC :562

PDP :1450

Kabi: Ward 05

APC- 271



Rubochi: Ward 06

APC – 1047

PDP – 1506


Gwargwada: Ward 07

APC- 365


Gudrun Karya: Ward 08


APC -420

PDP -1032

Kujekwa: Ward 09




Yenche: Ward 10




APC wins Gwagwalada

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Jubrin Abubakar, has been declared as the Chairman-elect of Gwagwalada Area Council at the Saturday Council elections.

Mr Abubakar, a former chairman of the council, defeated his opponent, Mohammed Kassim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Abubakar polled 11,125 votes and was declared by the INEC Returning Officer, ID Umar as the winner of the keenly contested election.

Mr Kassim of the PDP polled 9,597 votes.


Chairman (Gwagwalada) Total

Total Valid Votes 21,037

Rejected Votes 739

Total Votes Cast 21,776


AAC 22

ADC 81

APC 11,125

APGA 106


APM 37

Labour 40

PDP 9,597

PRP 26



PDP wins Bwari Area Council

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, John Gabaya, as the Chairman-elect of Bwari Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Mr Gabaya, who was re-elected for a second two-year term, defeated his closest rival, Audi Shekwolo of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


Mr Gabaya scored 13,045 votes, while Mr Shekwolo had 7,697 votes, according to the INEC Returning Officer, Amochi Madu, who announced the result on Sunday morning.

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Abubakar Abdullahi, polled 603 votes to come a distant third position.

The FCT elections were held across the 68 wards/constituencies spread across Bwari, Abaji, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC) area councils of the FCT.

A total of 473 candidates sponsored by 14 political parties took part in the elections.


Chairman Bwari Area Council Result

Total valid vote 21,990

Total Rejected voted 456

Total Vote cast 22,646


Total number of Registered votes 23,1215

Total number of Accredited voters 22,706

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