FCT Polls: PDP defeats APC in Kuje, Bwari
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
Chibiri: Ward 02
Gaube: Ward 03
APC – 1793
Kwaku: Ward 04
Kabi: Ward 05
Rubochi: Ward 06
APC – 1047
PDP – 1506
Gwargwada: Ward 07
Gudrun Karya: Ward 08
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
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