APC, PDP share spoils of Adamawa House of Assembly election

March 15th, 2019

From Austin Ajayi, Yola

With just two constituencies yet to be decided, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) may have grip of the majority of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, which it controlled during the outgoing 8th assembly.

From the list of elected House of Assembly members, which the Independent National Electoral Commission has released at the end of last Saturday’s poll, the ruling APC could only secure 11 of the 23 constituency so far declared.

The list of elected members received by The AUTHORITY from INEC in Yola, shows that the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also secured 11 constituencies while Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) won one seat.

The list also had only 6 members, who were re – elected from the 8th Assembly.

On the two other constituencies left, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kassim Gadian said both election will be conducted on the 23rd of March.

He noted that the death of a candidate in one of the political parties was the reason for the shift in the election.

The Adamawa state Resident Electoral Commissioner also added that the supplementary election for the governorship race will hold in 44 polling units in 14 local government area.

Gidan said that governorship election was declared inconclusive in line with provision section 53 (2)(3) of the electoral Act,2010 as amended and the Regulations and guidelines for the Election.

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