FCT Area Council Election: PDP Wins Kuje Chairmanship Poll

FCT Area Council Election: PDP Wins Kuje Chairmanship Poll

  • The PDP has been declared the winner of the chairmanship election in Kuje local council area of the FCT
  • PDP's Suleman Sabo secured a total of 13,301 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sarki Hamidu of the APC
  • The APC candidate who got 7,694 votes to emerge second out of five contestants lost in all ten wards in the area

FCT, Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Suleman Sabo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the Kuje area council chairmanship election in the ongoing FCT area council polls.

Sabo, a former All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and incumbent chairman, defeated the other five candidates in each of the 10 wards in the area council.

INEC boss
The Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC declared PDP as the winner of the Kuje chairmanship election. Photo credit: @inecnigeria
Source: UGC

He secured a total of 13,301 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sarki Hamidu of the APC, who got 7,694 votes to emerge second.

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Sule Magaji, the INEC returning officer for the Kuje council election, announced the final results on Sunday morning, February 13 at the INEC office in the area.

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Break down of the results at the ward level:

Kuje Central (Ward 01)

APC - 1717

PDP - 3,671

Chibiri (Ward 02)

APC - 1,172

PDP - 1,839

Gaube (Ward 03)

APC - 1,793

PDP - 2,226

Kwaku (Ward 04)

APC - 562

PDP - 1, 450

Kabi (Ward 05)

APC - 271

PDP - 433

Rubochi (Ward 06)

APC - 1,047

PDP - 1, 506

Gwargwada (Ward 07)

APC - 365

PDP - 583

Gudrun Karya (Ward 08)

APC - 420

PDP - 1, 032

Kujekwa (Ward 09)

APC - 76

PDP - 106

Yenche (Ward 10)

APC - 271

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Yiaga Africa laments over election day challenges

Meanwhile, election observer, Yiaga Africa decried the challenges faced during the FCT area council elections.

The preliminary findings of the observer group released as of 1:00 pm on election day indicate widespread discrepancies with the electoral guidelines.

The group lamented that issues such as late opening of polling units, malfunctioning of INEC machines, imbalance in the distribution of voters to new polling units, among others.

Yiaga Africa issues 10 key recommendations before polls

Yiaga Africa’s WTV had issued 10 recommendations for all the active participants in the forthcoming FCT area council elections on Saturday, February 12.

The active citizens include the Independent National Electoral Commission, security agencies, Civil Society Organisations, and citizens.

The recommendations were signed by Yiaga Africa's Executive Director, Samson Itodo, and board member, Ezenwa Nwagwu.

Source: Legit.ng

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