The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Sen. Philip Aduda has won five out of the six Area Councils in the territory.
The revelation was made at separate presentations by council Collation Officers in Abuja while submitting results from various councils to the Returning Officer, Prof. Sani Saka of the University of Maiduguri.
The Bwari Area Council Collation Officer, Prof. Simon Kawe of the Federal University Abuja while making his presentation said that the area had a total of 230,269 registered voters.
He said that the total number of accredited voter was 84,541 and that the total valid vote cast was 77,700 as 2,697 votes were rejected.
Aduda of the PDP scored 51,797 votes to beat the closest contestant and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Jisalo Zephania who got 22,775 votes.
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Mr Johnson Somadina scored 749 votes.
Also, the Kuje Area Council Collation Officer, Prof. Tony Onyishi of the Federal University Abuja in his presentation said that the total number of voters in the area was 122,051 and that accredited voters were 44,562.
He said that the total votes cast was 42,604 and that the total valid votes were 41,407 while a total of 1,197 votes were rejected.
He said that Aduda of the PDP scored 25,190 votes to defeat all the other contestants while Zephaniah of the APC scored 15,441 to emerged second position in the contest.
Earlier on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, the Collation Officer in Abaji Area Council, reported that Aduda got 11,290 votes to beat Zephania who got 11,276 votes.
In Kwali Area Council, the Collation Officer reporter that the PDP candidate got 17,642 to beat the APC candidate who got 14,899 votes.
Also in Gwagwalada Area Council, Aduda of the PDP was reported to have beaten Zephaniah having scored 29,567 to defeat the APC candidate who got 22,318 votes.
At the time of filing this report, result from the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) was yet to be presented (NAN)