Ireti Kingibe of LP poised to unseat Philip Aduda as FCT Senator
The Labour Party LP is set to oust veteran senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda who is the Senate Minority Whip and ranking Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain.
Also, the LP House of Representatives candidate for AMAC/ Bwari Federal Constituency Comrade Joshua Chinedu Obika is set to unseat the incumbent representatives, Hon Mixcah Yohanna Jiba of the PDP.
Updates from Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections shows that the LP has taken an early lead as the results for the presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives. The signals were from votes counted at six major polling units in the NYSC Camp Ward, Kubwa, Bwari Local Government Area in Abuja and Area 2, Garki In Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)..
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi; the senatorial candidate, Ireti Kingibe and the House of the Representatives candidates garnered a majority of the votes at polling units 004, 036, 037, 038, 039 and 040 leaving the ruling All Progressive Party, the Peoples Democratic Party, African Democratic Party, and others to scramble for the leftover votes.
Our reporters observed that the six polling units witnessed a large turnout of voters as they commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for conducting the elections peacefully in the constituency.
The voting process which commenced between 8:30 am and 9 am was yet to come to an end at 8: 25 pm as votes were still being counted in some of the polling units particularly polling unit 004 which didn’t start too early.
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At Polling Unit 40, 750 voters registered while 416 who were accredited all performed their franchise.
In the presidential election, Obi got 384 votes, followed by Tinubu who got 21 votes, Atiku earned five votes, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party got one and the All Progressive Grand Alliance also tallied with one vote.
For the senatorial Kingibe got 376 beating FCT Senate landlord Philip Aduda who got 14 votes. The APC senatorial candidate got 17 votes while APGA got a tally of two votes ADC while NNPP and the Young People’s Party got one vote respectively.
As for the House of Representatives monitored at Split Unit 082 in Area 2, Abuja LP polled 130 followed by APC 44, PDP 26, NNPP 5, ADC 4, YPP 2, ZLP 1 and Void votes 2.
For senatorial at the same unit Ireti Kingibe of LP scored 128, APC 40, Aduda of PDP 29, APGA 7, NNPP 6 and ADC 2.
For the presidential LP polled 149, APC 38, PDP 17, NNPP 5, ZLP 2, Accord 1 and BOT 1.