BY Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A Labour Party candidate, Hon. Ekene Adams Abubukar has emerged winner of the Federal House, defeating a veteran member Representatives Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency in Kaduna state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Hon. Ekene winner on Monday aftermath of the Saturday’s polls haven’t met all the necessary requirements.
Ekene defeated the incumbent Rep Member, Hon. Yakubu Barde popularly known as “No Shaking” of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), who has represented the Constituency, since 2003.
The Returning Officer, in Kujama, the headquarters of Chikun/Kajuru Local Government Area, Prof. Bashir Abubukar said Ekene polled 57,725 to defeat incumbent PDP candidate, Barde who polled 47,937 while APC’s Caino Cafra Boaz came distant third with 19,293.
He said Ekene has met the requirements of the law and therefore he is declared elected.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the declaration, Ekene said the voice of the people has prevailed, attributing the victory to power of God.
The HoR member elect, said that his administration will focus on improving the livelihood of the citizenry as earlier promised, adding that he remains the people’s servant.
The labour party candidate has been contesting for a long time, an opportunity he described as an avenue to serve the people and salvage the constituency of decades of misrule, urging other candidates to team up with him in rebuilding a better Constituency for the good of all.
Ekene said: “It’s a victory for all, we have struggled for it, me, you and everyone. For sure the people have spoken and for sure the people wants to see our constituency been liberated.
“I must thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your servant in the Green Chamber. I hereby stretch my hands of fellowship to the other candidates that God has chosen me ahead of them, Not that I’m better than any of you but I believed it’s victory for all. Let’s join hands together to liberate the constituency. Thanks and may God bless you all voting me.