Area Council Polls: PDP clears AMAC, BWARI, KUJE Councils, as APC retains Gwagwalada

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By Joyce Remi- Babayeju

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has cleared three Area Councils as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the candidates for Abuja Municipal, Kuje and Bwari Area Councils winners out of the councils announced so far.

The Returning Officer for Chairmanship Election in the municipal area council Professor Sani Saka declared Mr Christopher Zaka of PDP who polled 19, 302 to defeat his closest rival Mr Murtala karshi of All Progressives Congress APC who scored 13, 340 with a margin lead of 5962.

Also PDP Candidate, John Gabaya won the Chairmanship election in Bwari Area Council as the Returning Officer Professor Amuche Madu declared his votes of 13045 to defeat his closest rival Mr Haruna Shekwolo of All Progressives Congress APC who scored 7697.

He was then returned elected having met the requirements of the Constitution and the electoral law.

Meanwhile,the All Progressives Congress candidate for Gwagwalada Area Council, Jubrin Abubakar, polled 11,125 votes to defeat his opponent, Mohammed Kassim of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 9,597 votes. Chairman (Gwagwalada) Total Valid Votes 21,037, Rejected Votes 739.Total Votes Cast 21,776
ADC 81.APC 11,125.
APGA 106. APM 37.
Labour 40, PDP 9,597
PRP 26. SDP.

However, The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Kuje Area Council Suleman Sabo, was declared winner of the election.

The INEC Returning Officer, Sule Mahaji, announced the result on Sunday morning.

Sabo polled a total of 13,301 votes against his closest rival, Sarki Hamidu, of the All Progressives Congress who polled 7,694 votes.

With a total margin of 5,607 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sabo has returned to serve a second term in office as chairman of Kuje Council Area.
FCT election results:

Kuje Central (ward 01)
APC- 1717

Chibiri ( ward 02)

APC- 1,172
Gaube (ward 03)
APC – 1793
PDP -2,226
Kwaku ( ward 04)
APC :562
PDP :1450
Kabi (ward 05)
APC- 271
Rubochi (ward 06)
APC – 1047

PDP – 1506
Gwargwada (ward 07)
APC- 365
Gudrun Karya ( ward 08)
APC -420
PDP -1032
Kujekwa (ward 09)
Yenche ( ward 10)

Collation of results from Kwali and Abaji Area Councils are ongoing as at the time of filling this report.

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