PDP sweep kuje chairmanship election – FCT

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Mr. Abdulahi Sabo , winner of the supplementary poll for Kuje Area Council , FCT.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that INEC had, on March 9 , declared the chairmanship election in the area inconclusive due to electoral violence at some polling units in Rubochi and Kwaku .

The INEC Returning Officer , Prof. Titus Ibekwe , 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 , who scored 15, 187 .

He said , “ 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. ”

However , some political thugs tried to disrupt the voting process at Rubochi , but were immediately repelled by the security operatives present at the polling unit .

Reports gather that some residents and supporters of Abdulahi Sabo celebrated the PDP victory in Kuje metropolis .

Mr Yusuf Dabo , the spokesman for Abdulahi 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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