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FCT Polls: INEC Declares APC Winner Of Abaji Chairmanship Election Without Candidate

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Saturday, chairmanship election in Abaji area council of Abuja.

The INEC returning officer of the council election in at Abaji, Prof Gabriel Mordi, who announced the result at the commission office on Sunday, declared that APC scored 7, 289 votes to defeat the candidate of the opposition PDP, Alhaji Yahaya Garba Gawu, who got 4, 062 votes.

Prof Mordi, said the winner will be announced after the determination of the case before the court in Abuja.

Daily trust had reported that an APC chairmanship aspirant in the area, Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, has filed a suit before Supreme court, after an FCT High court and Appeal court has nulified his candidature and declared Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, as the authentic chairmanship candidate of APC for the last April 23, 2021 primaries in the area.

It was gathered that both the FCT High court and Appeal has ordered INEC to withdraw Abubakar Umar Abdullahi’s name and replace it with Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, as the APC chairmanship candidate for February, 12 2022 council election in Abaji.

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