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PDP wins Kuje chairmanship poll

18 March 2013, 09:02

Abuja - The PDP has won the chairmanship seat of Kuje Area Council in the FCT.

The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gruba Yayah (PDP) won the election with a total of 16,000 votes.

Dr Sunday Ida, INEC’s Returning Officer in the area, announced the result on Sunday.

The ANPP candidate, Abudulahi Sabo, scored 13, 500 votes to come second.

Commenting on the polls, Mohammed Yakubu, the PDP Vice-Chairmanship Candidate, commended INEC for the peaceful conduct of the elections.

He said that unlike previous elections, INEC had done a good job in ensuring that election materials arrived in good time at most of the polling units.

He noted that there was no complaint about insufficient electoral materials in any part of the area council.

``I really appreciate INEC for their efforts because there is no complaint about shortage of materials or late arrival of materials. Everything went on fine, I really commend INEC,’’ he said.

Yakubu pledged that the incoming area council administration would continue where the outgoing one stopped.

``We are going ahead with the policies initiated by that administration in enhancing the quality of the people’s lives,’’ he said.

He said that the incoming administration would focus its attention on the provision of electricity, good road network and other infrastructure to enhance the living conditions of the people.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Adamu, the ACN Councillorship Candidate in the area, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcome of election.

``We, as a party, would meet and come out with a position because the election did not reflect the people`s desires,’’ he said.

Adamu alleged that the election was fraught with some irregularities, adding that ACN officials were intimidated during the elections.


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