By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The incumbent chairman of the Abaji area council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the house of representatives seat for the Abuja south federal constituency.
Chairman of the electoral committee of the party, Alhaji Jamilu Bawa, who declared the result at the end of the primaries which were held at Kwali town hall amidst tight security on Friday, night, said Abdulrahman Ajiya, scored 99 votes, Alhaji Musa Yahaya Muhammad, 81 votes, Alhaji Kamal Adamu Shuaibu 18 votes while Sadiq Lawal Abubakar, got zero.
“And as the chairman of the electoral committee of this primary election hereby declare that Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, who scored the highest number of votes as the winner of the house of the house of representatives primarily for Abuja south federal constituency, and is the hereby returned elected,” he said.
In his speech, the APC house of representatives candidate, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, said his victory was not for him alone, but for the entire good people of the Abuja south federal constituency and other aspirants that contested with him.
He pledged to work with the other aspirants that contested with him for the party to emerge victorious during the election.
“The victory is not me but for other contestants. And I will do my best to see that we work together with other contestants so that APC will emerge victorious at the general election,” he said.
Ajiya said he will embrace other aspirants that contested with him, saying “we are all from Abaji and we are one family. So will work them to ensure APC emerge victorious at the election come 2023,” he added.
Our correspondent reported that the primary election was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).