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Professor Mahmud Yakubu, INEC National Chairman

FCT chairmanship re-run poll: APC wins five out of six councils

Professor Mahmud Yakubu, INEC National Chairman
Professor Mahmud Yakubu, INEC National Chairman
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared All Progressives Congress ((APC) winner in five (5) out of six(6) Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the Saturday, April 9 Chairmanship election.
The earlier released result for the Gwagwalada Area Council by the commission saw the All progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) winning in the keenly contested election.
In Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), the APC candidate, Abdullahi Adamu, was declared winner after polling 27, 482 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Kura Bitrus Tanko, emerged runner up with a total of 21,965 votes.
In Abaji Area Council, Abdulrahaman Ajayi, of the APC was declared winner, having won with a total of 13,515 votes. He was closely followed by the PDP candidate, Yahaya Garba, who polled 10,632 votes.
The Chairmanship seat in Bwari Area Council was won by Musa Dikko of APC, with 18, 066 votes, while the runner up, PDP’s Andrew S. Gwani Igu, polled 13,279 votes.
Danze Mustapha Adams, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the Gwagwalada Chairmanship elections was declared winner by INEC after he polled 15,950 votes to defeat his close contestant Abubakar Jibrin Giri, of APC who got 14,569 votes.
In Kuje Area Council, the APC candidate, Adullahi D. Galadima, was declared winner with a total of 15, 175 votes polled, while Ishaku Tete Shaban, of the PDP followed closely with 13,650 votes.
Hon. Joseph K. Shazin, of the APC emerged winner of Kwali Area Council with a total of 15,309 votes, while Daniel Ibrahim, of the PDP polled 13,673.

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