The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has described the victory of the party at the Abuja Council Elections as a great omen under his watch as plans to lead the PDP back to winning ways and rebuilding Nigeria begins.
In a statement released by his media office he said: “The victory of our great party, the PDP, signposts the promise of a better Nigeria under my watch, leading this team of dedicated and committed party members.”
“The victory at the FCT polls of Saturday, February 12, 2022, represents a great omen under my watch as we lead the PDP back to winning ways and rebuilding Nigeria.”
He reiterated that “This victory, which gave us the important Abuja Municipal Area Council, is a signal that Nigerians are tired of the woes and hardship of the moment, occasioned by the worsening socio-economic realities of today.”
“This victory is dedicated to all leaders of our party, particularly the state governors, NEC members, NWC members as well as the millions of party members across the nation.”
In the Abuja Council Elections, the Peoples Democratic Party won three out of the six Federal Capital Territory’s area councils.
The three area councils won by the PDP are Kuje, Bwari and the Abuja Municipal Area Councils.
In Kuje, the PDP’s candidate and incumbent chairman, Suleman Sabo, polled 13,301 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sarki Hamidu of the APC, who secured 7,694 votes.
The PDP defeated the APC to win the election in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), the AMAC accommodates all the three arms of the Federal Government, including the Presidential Villa.
The PDP candidate, Christopher Zakka, polled 19,302 votes to defeat Murtala Karshi of the APC who scored 13,249 votes.
The PDP won in 10 wards while the APC won only two.
The incumbent chairman and PDP candidate in Bwari, John Gabaya, defeated Audi Shekwolo of the APC.
Dr Iyorchia Ayu pointed out that “What we have just achieved in Abuja, the seat of power, will be replicated in Ekiti and Osun State later this year, culminating in our takeover of power at the centre next year, to usher in a better, more prosperous and secure Nigeria.”
The All Progressive Congress APC won in Gwagwalada, Kwali and Abaji Council areas.
The result in Abaji is still in contention pending the determination of a court order.