The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced Suleiman Gwagwa as its chairmanship candidate for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in the forthcoming Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council polls.
The Chairman of the party’s electoral committee, Buhari Yusuf, said Gwagwa scored 110 votes to defeat other eight aspirants in the APC primary election.
“Suleiman Gwagwa polled 110 votes to beat his closet rival, Mr Murtala Karshi who polled 104 votes, followed by Isyaku Yamawo who came third with 76 votes, ” Yusuf said.
The chairman, who described the primary election as free, fair and credible, added that “based on the party’s constitution, Suleiman Alhassan Gwagwa having polled the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and stand as the party’s candidate for the AMAC Chairmanship seat in the forthcoming elections.”
On his part, Gwagwa commended all delegates for the support and expressed optimism that APC would emerge winner in next chairmanship election in AMAC.
He maintained that repositioning the council required the support of all party members and aspirants and called on all the aspirants who contested in the primary to join hands with him to ensure victory of the party next year February when the election would be conducted.
Gwagwa also enjoined party loyalists and supporters to remain steadfast and campaign vigorously for the party’s victory and urged them to shun all forms of violence before, during or after the election.
The APC chairmanship candidate will now slug it out with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Christopher Zaka and others from various political parties who are also in the race.
The election is expected to hold in February 12, 2022, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission.