- The candidate of APC, Jubrin Abubakar, has been declared as the Chairman-elect of Gwagwalada Area Council
- Abubakar who was a former chairman of the council, was declared winner by the INEC Returning Officer
- He polled 11,125 votes defeating Mohammed Kassim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 9,597 votes
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the chairmanship position in Gwagwalada Area Council at the Saturday Council elections.
The candidate, Jubrin Abubakar, has now been declared Chairman-elect after defeating his opponent, Mohammed Kassim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Premium Times reports.
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.
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Chairman (Gwagwalada) Total
Total Valid Votes 21,037
Rejected Votes 739
Total Votes Cast 21,776
FCT elections: It took me 2 hours on rollers to get to my polling unit - Person with disability
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that during the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area council elections, some persons living with disability decried the challenges faced in accessing their polling units and areas.
This comes as several organisations have also called on the Nigerian government to ensure their work with relevant stakeholders to provide voting processes and platforms that fit all.
For Auwal Muhammad, a 42-year-old who sells recharge cards and chargers for mobile phones, the voting process for him has been a herculean task. Muhammed who lives in the Karamajiji area of Abuja said he had to use his rollers to 'travel' for over two hours before he could get to his polling unit at LEA Primary School, Area 1 Garki.
Speaking exclusively to Legit.ng, Muhammad said because he does not have a wheelchair and the ban on vehicular movement in the city by the police, finding transportation means to his polling unit was a major challenge for him.
Party supporter at FCT polls accidentally knocks down voter, victim feared dead
Meanwhile, one of the supporters of major political parties at the FCT council elections on Saturday knocked a woman with his bike.
The incident took place at PU048, Salasi opposite Post Office, in Karu, Abuja Municipal Area Council.
The woman, a voter, was hit by the party supporter who was riding a motorcycle in a frenzy with a flag on his vehicle.