FCT Polls: APGA Urges INEC To Declare Its Candidate Winner Of Gwagwalada Council

APGA_logoThe All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to officially declare its candidate for the Gwagwalada Area Council election, Adamu Mustpaha Danze, winner of Saturday’s poll in the Federal Capital Territory.
The party said its candidate scored the highest number of lawful votes cast after the collation of results from various polling booths, saying he garnered 15,312 votes against the All Progressives Congress, APC’s 14,546 and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s 6,082.
While declaring the election in Gwagwalada, Kuje, Abuja Municipal and Kwali area councils of the FCT inconclusive on Sunday, the INEC declared the APC candidates in the remaining two area councils of Abaji and Bwari – Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya and Musa Dikko – respectively, winner.
However, a statement on Monday by the APGA Director of Publicity, Ifeanacho Oguejiofor, said it had information from reliable sources that pressure was mounted on INEC not to declare Danze winner.
“It will be a big shame and unmitigated disgrace to the minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the Presidency for an APC candidate to be defeated in an election by an APGA candidate in FCT.
“However, APGA wishes to caution the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to be mindful of its actions and not to collude with some unpatriotic politicians and anti-democratic forces to deny APGA its clearly won election, divine and people’s mandate.
“INEC should allow the votes of the people to count without any manipulation from any quarter, especially from the electoral body.
“The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) calls on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Federal Capital Territory to officially declare its candidate for the Gwagwalada Area Council’s election conducted last Saturday, Hon Adamu Mustapha Danze, the winner of the poll, having scored the highest number of lawful votes cast after the collation of results from various polling booths, with the figure 15,312.00 as against APC 14,546.00 and PDP 6,082.00.
“APGA also calls on the Presidency, the Inspector General of Police, all well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians to call INEC to order in order not to jeopardize and destroy our hard-earned and emerging democracy”, the statement added.

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