The local government elections held in the six Area Councils of Abuja were concluded Saturday evening.

The Area Councils are Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal (AMAC).

The election will lead to the emergence of six chairpersons – one for each area council – and 62 councillors.

Over 400 candidates and their running mates contested for these positions on the platforms of the 14 parties.

The results from the 62 wards in the Nigerian capital have now been collated and the final results announced, by INEC, for each of the six chairmanship positions.

See the final results below.

1. PDP floors APC to win Kuje chairmanship election in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Suleman Sabo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the February 12 Kuje Area Council chairmanship election in the Federal Capital Territory.

Mr Sabo, the council’s incumbent chairman who will now serve his second term in office, defeated the other five candidates in each of the 10 wards in the area council.

He gathered a total of 13,301 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sarki Hamidu of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who secured 7,694 votes to emerge second.

By this, the PDP candidate defeated the APC with a total margin of 5,607 votes.

Sule Magaji, the INEC Returning Officer for the Kuje Area Council election, announced the final results on Sunday morning.

Results of wards officially announced:

Kuje Central (ward 01)

APC- 1717

PDP-3671

Chibiri ( ward 02)

APC- 1,172

PDP–1,839

Gaube (ward 03)

APC – 1793

PDP -2,226

Kwaku ( ward 04)

APC :562

PDP :1450

Kabi (ward 05)

APC- 271

PDP-433

Rubochi (ward 06)

APC – 1047

PDP – 1506

Gwargwada (ward 07)

APC- 365

PDP-583

Gudrun Karya ( ward 08)

APC -420

PDP -1032

Kujekwa (ward 09)

APC-76

PDP:106

Yenche ( ward 10)

APC:271

PDP:455

2. APC wins Gwagwalada

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Jubrin Abubakar, has been declared as the Chairman-elect of Gwagwalada Area Council at the Saturday Council elections.

Mr Abubakar, a former chairman of the council, defeated his opponent, Mohammed Kassim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Abubakar polled 11,125 votes and was declared by the INEC Returning Officer, ID Umar as the winner of the keenly contested election.

Mr Kassim of the PDP polled 9,597 votes.

Chairman (Gwagwalada) Total

Total Valid Votes 21,037

Rejected Votes 739

Total Votes Cast 21,776

AAC 22

ADC 81

APC 11,125

APGA 106

APM 37

Labour 40

PDP 9,597

PRP 26

SDP 3

3. PDP wins Bwari Area Council

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, John Gabaya, as the Chairman-elect of Bwari Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Mr Gabaya, who was re-elected for a second two-year term, defeated his closest rival, Audi Shekwolo of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Gabaya scored 13,045 votes, while Mr Shekwolo had 7,697 votes, according to the INEC Returning Officer, Amochi Madu, who announced the result on Sunday morning.

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Abubakar Abdullahi, polled 603 votes to come a distant third position.

The Saturday elections were held across the 68 wards/constituencies spread across Bwari, Abaji, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC) area councils of the FCT.

A total of 473 candidates sponsored by 14 political parties took part in the elections.

See the official result declared for Bwari below.

Chairman Bwari Area Council Result

Total valid vote 21,990

Total Rejected voted 456

Total Vote cast 22,646

Total number of Registered votes 23,1215

Total number of Accredited voters 22,706

4. PDP wins AMAC chairmanship election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the winner of the just concluded chairmanship election for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

Christopher Zakka (Maikalangu) of the PDP defeated his closest rival, Murtala Karshi (Yamarayi) of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and 10 others, to win the election.

Mr Zakka polled 19,302 votes while Mr Karshi secured 13,249 votes.

AMAC, arguably the most cosmopolitan of the six area councils in Abuja, has 12 wards and includes the city centre of the Nigerian capital.’

The PDP won in 10 wards while the APC won in only two.

The results for AMAC were officially declared by the INEC Returning Officer, Sani Saka.

By securing AMAC, the PDP has now won in three of the four area councils whose final results had been declared as of 11:55 a.m. on Sunday. The others won by the PDP are Kuje and Bwari. The APC has so far won in Gwagwalada Area Council.

Below are the final results of the 12 wards in AMAC Area Council.

AMAC CHAIRMANSHIP

WARD – NYANYA

APC -1,199
PDP – 1,861

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 3,301
REGISTERED VOTERS – 53,237

WARD – JIWA

APC -1,224
PDP – 1,429

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,831
REGISTERED VOTERS – 43,572

WARD – GUI

APC -834
PDP – 1,606

WARD – KARSHI

APC -1,477
PDP – 180

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 1,678
REGISTERED VOTERS – 13,943

WARD – GWAGWA

APC -1,158
PDP – 1,624

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,952
REGISTERED VOTERS – 39,960

WARD – OROZO

APC -335
PDP – 674

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 1,051
REGISTERED VOTERS – 30,417

WARD – CITY CENTER

APC -1,093
PDP – 1,137

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,360
REGISTERED VOTERS – 74,245

WARD – GARKI

APC -914
PDP – 2,983

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 4,385
REGISTERED VOTERS – 86,109

WARD – KARU

APC -863
PDP – 1,848

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,857
REGISTERED VOTERS – 59,485

WARD – GWARINPA

APC -2,086
PDP – 2,609

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 4,953
REGISTERED VOTERS – 99,384

WARD – WUSE

APC -933
PDP – 857

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 1,897
REGISTERED VOTERS – 88,070

WARD – KABUSA

APC – 1,124
PDP – 2,494

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 4,154
REGISTERED VOTERS – 71,448

TOTAL
APC – 13,240
PDP – 19,302