Politics FCT Election: APC Heads To Election Tribunal Over Gwagwalada Result



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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, has concluded plans to challenge the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, as winner of the April 9, 2016 council poll at the election petition tribunal.

City News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the APGA candidate, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, winner of the poll, after he polled 15,950 to defeat the outgoing chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri of the APC, who scored 14,569 votes during the April 13 re-run poll in the area.


A source in the APC, who preferred anonymity, yesterday said that the party was not satisfied with the election held at Dobi, Kutunku and Central ward of the council. He disclosed that the party’s stakeholders had already met and analyzsed all the results from the 10 wards and discovered that there were alleged allocation of results from the three wards in contention.

Also the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri, confirmed to DailyTrust that he will head to the tribunal to challenge the results of the three wards, which he alleged were marred with falsification of figures.
“Yes, we are heading to the tribunal to challenge the results especially that of Dobi, Kutunku and Central wards, where there was falsification of figures and I have already discussed that with my lawyers,” he said.