The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Abdulahi Sabo winner of the supplementary poll for Kuje Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
INEC had on Saturday, March 9, declared the chairmanship election in the area inconclusive due to electoral violence at some poling units in Rubochi and Kwaku areas of the council.
Professor Titus Ibekwe, the INEC returning officer who announced the result, said Sabo scored the highest votes of 19, 090, to defeat the incumbent chairman, Mr Abdulahi Galadima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 15, 187.
“Abdulahi Sabo of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and having the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” he announced.
However, some political thugs tried to disrupt the voting process at Rubochi, but was immediately addressed by the security operatives present at the poling unit.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some residents and supporters of Sabo were seen jubilation over the PDP victory in Kuje metropolis.
Mr Yusuf Dabo, the spokesman for Sabo, said the outcome of the supplementary election was a victory to the entire people of Kuje and a victory for democracy.
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Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom of the PDP has won in 9 of 13 Local Government Areas (LGA’s) in the supplementary polls held on Saturday, March 23 in Benue state.
The results of 13 councils as announced by various INEC collation officers in Makurdi, the state capital, showed Ortom won Agatu, Apa, Ogbadibo, Gwer West, Buruku, Ukum, Kwande, Logo and Ushongo while Jime won in Tarka, Otukpo, Makurdi and Ohimini LGA’s.
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