he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Abdulahi Sabo, winner of the supplementary poll for Kuje Area Council, FCT.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had on March 9, declared the chairmanship election in the area inconclusive due to electoral violence at some poling units in Rubochi and Kwaku.
Prof. Titus Ibekwe, the INEC Returning Officer who announced the result, said Sabo scored the highest votes of 19, 090, to defeat the incumbent chairman, Mr Abdulahi Galadima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 15, 187.
He said that “Abdulahi Sabo of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and having the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”
However, some political thugs tried to disrupt the voting process at Rubochi, but was immediately addressed by the security operatives present at the poling unit.
NAN also reports that some residents and supporters of Abdulahi Sabo were seen jubilating over the PDP victory in Kuje metropolis.
Mr Yusuf Dabo, the spokesman for Abdulahi Sabo, said the outcome of the supplementary election was a victory to the entire people of Kuje and a victory for democracy.
Rabiu Yadudu Becomes New FAAN Managing Director
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, have gotten a newly appointed Managing Director, Rabiu Yadudu. Following the appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari, the Deputy Director for Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu revealed this on Monday in Abuja, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The newly appointed Managing Director is preceded by Saleh Dunoma. Mr. Rabiu happened to be an accredited airport pratitioner in Airport Council International, ACI and International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. He as well certified in Air Transport Systems, Airport Safety Management Systems and Avionics. Mr. Rabiu is formarly the Director of FAAN before his appointment as the Managing Director.
FG Talks On May 2019 As Public Holiday As Democracy Moves To June 12
The Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed announced on Monday in Abuja during a world press conference that there would be a public holidays on 29th of May and 12th of June, 2019, NIGERIA NEWS reports
The Minister said that Presidential inauguration is on the track and the press conference set a preparation ground to make the day a remarkable one. The Democracy day would set on the 12th of June as the new democracy day while 29th of May would be the Presidential Inauguration Day.
Lai Mohammed further speaks concerning the two days as follows:
“On the issue of Public Holiday, I believe that 29th May is Public Holiday. Of course June 12, you can see the National Assembly. The National Assembly has also proclaimed it a national holiday.”
“Activities leading to the inauguration of Mr. President officially kick off today with this media conference and will be followed on Tuesday by the commencement of a three-day National Youth Entrepreneurship Empowerment Summit.”
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