APC thumps PDP in states under emergency rule
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE three states under Nigerian emergency rule have voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a move seemingly highlighting the communities’ aversion of the handling of the book Haram crisis by the People’s Democratic Party-led Federal Government.
According to results released on Tuesday, APC overwhelmed the PDP by 446 265 votes to 25 526 votes in the presidential.
This completes the APC’s clean sweep of the territories worst affected by
Earlier results suggested the opposition party had claimed victory in
Adamawa and Borno, two of the other states pummeled by Boko Haram.
Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the Yobe State,
Habu Zarma, told journalists PDP has won the senatorial election in the
Yobe South Senatorial District as well as the Potiskum Nangere Federal
APC won the House of Representatives seats for the Damaturu, Gujba, Gulani and Tarmuwa as well as the Bursari, Geidam and Yunusari Constituencies.
The Returning Officer for the Yobe East Senatorial Zone of the state, Prof
Yakubu Muktar, said the APC won the election in Yobe East Senatorial Zone with Bukar Abba Ibrahim defeating his PDP counterpart Abba Gana Tata with a total of 87 890 votes against 27 846 votes.
– CAJ News
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