By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The incumbent house of representatives member for Abuja’s south federal constituency, Alhaji Hassan Usman Sokodabo has emerged winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election for the Abuja constituency.
Sokodabo polled 72 votes to defeat three other aspirants, which included Ibrahim Daniel, who got 22 votes, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, 26 votes and MD Jigo, who got 2 votes.
Chairman of the electoral committee of the party, Aminu Suleiman Gwada, who announced the result amid tight security at Kuje town hall on Sunday, described the process as peaceful and transparent.
“And having scored the highest numbers of votes, Hassan Usman Sokodabo has hereby declared the winner of primaries for Abuja south federal constituency,” he said.
He said the process of the primaries met the laid down procedures and was devoid of any rancor, even as he called on other constants to come together and join hands with the winner to ensure the victory of the party in the 2023 election.
Also speaking, the house of representatives member, Hassan. Usman Sokodabo called on his opponents who lost out in the primaries to come and join hands with him to ensure the victory of the party during the election.
He commended the chairman of the party’s electoral committee and its members for ensuring the exercise was hitch-free, while he also commended security agents for ensuring that the election was concluded peacefully without any violence.
On his part, the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the FCT Hon Sunday Zakka, congratulated the winner of the party’s primaries, even as he commended the other aspirants and their supporters for exhibiting maturity in ensuring that the primaries were held under a peaceful atmosphere.
He disclosed that a reconciliation committee will be put in place to ensure that other aspirants that lost out and their supporters come together to work for the success of the party during the 2023 election.
“As I am speaking with you, a reconciliation committee is already in place to reconcile all the aggrieved members and supporters. And I believe with the present aspirants we have, I don’t think we have aggrieved members as the election is all about family and primaries is also about family affairs,” he said.
He said since a winner has emerged, every party member, supporters, and other stakeholders will rally around behind the party’s candidate to ensure that the candidate emerged victorious in the 2023 election.
Our correspondent reported that the PDP primaries which were held amid tight security at Kuje town hall commenced at about 3:12 pm with delegates from the Gwagwalada area council who started casting their votes after they have been accredited.