FCT: PDP Wins Kuje Chairmanship Council Election
Following the Chairmanship primary elections of the People Democratic Party (PDP) held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Sabo the winner of the poll.
Ifeanyi Igwe, the Chairman of the electoral committee in the area announced that the delegates in Kuje had endorsed the incumbent Sabo as a consensus candidate along with all serving councilors in the 10 electoral wards.
Igwe said the voting was to fulfill all constitutional requirements as the candidates would be flying the flag of the party in February 2022 at the Area Council Chairmanship elections.
Meanwhile, AllNews previously reported 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.
In a similar vein, Titus Ibekwe, the INEC Returning Officer who announced the result, said Sabo scored the highest votes of 19,090 to defeat the incumbent chairman, Abdulahi Galadima of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 15,187 votes.
He said that “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 addressed by the security operatives present at the polling unit.
Reacting to his victory, Sabo expressed appreciation to the delegates and promised not to betray the trust put in him, but to consolidate on his achievements for the development of the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the atmosphere at the venue was peaceful and orderly, with cultural music played to entertain delegates and party supporters.