Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Musa Dikko winner of the council chairmanship election for the Bwari Area Council.
The Returning Officer for the election in the council area, who announced the result in Bwari on Sunday, Mr Abubakar Abba, the area council had a total of 162,786 registered voters, but that only 33,162 voters were accredited for the election.
Dikko polled 18,066 votes to defeat his closest challenger from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Andrew Gwani, who scored 13,279 votes.
Candidates of other parties, Mr Wada Abdu of Action Alliance and Kenneth Olabaniji of Citizens Popular Party (CPP), trailed with 93 votes and 72 votes, respectively.