From Emmanuel Iyoho,
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed the victory of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairman-elect, Christopher Zakka, to God, hard work and the people, describing Akwa Ibom Community as partners in progress.
AMAC PDP publicity secretary, Mr Austin Oche, stated this while fielding questions from Pioneer Politics on the Saturday’s’ victory of the PDP candidates during the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chairmanship and councillorship poll in the territory.
Oche said the victory came not as a surprise for the party because, apart from the fact that Christopher Zakka was qualified for the position in all ramifications, he also worked assiduously to achieve what he had achieved today.
The candidate of PDP, Christopher Zakka, on Sunday emerged as the winner of the chairmanship election for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) after getting 19,302 votes.
Zakka was declared the winner of the chairmanship post for the council election after beating the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Murtala Usman – who polled 13,240 votes – and 12 other candidates.
According to AMAC PDP publicity secretary, any man that God has blessed, no man can curse, he survived all antics of the opposition, I tell you he surpass everything.
He said, “we didn’t have money, we are not the money bags, but we have God and the people were behind us. It is the confident the people repose in him. We didn’t have money but, God and the people.”
“It was not difficult for the people to chose between the path of righteousness and darkness. So, it was not a difficult thing for us at all because the people knew that the product we had was a marketable product and that he is going to take us to the promise land.” Oche said
While thanking God for the victory, the image maker of the party further expressed appreciation to all party supporters for standing by the party and voted en masse for the success of PDP.
He specifically expressed gratitude to membership of Akwa Ibom Community in Abuja and others from Akwa Ibom extraction for supporting the candidature of PDP by voting him and other Councilors to victory, saying Akwa Ibom Communityis our partners in progress.
“For Akwa Ibom Community, we are partners in progress. We appreciate the efforts of Akwa Ibom Community. They really came out to show their doggedness and to show to Nigerians that they are truly PDP. They worked assiduously to ensure we attain this victory today. We are appreciative of whatsoever efforts they have put in and by the grace of God, the partnership will continue.” Oche added.
Our correspondent reports that the FCT council polls results indicate that PDP wins in AMAC, Kuje, Bwari while APC takes Gwagwalada, Kwali and Abaji Area Councils.
According to the electoral umpire, 14 political parties and 472 candidates participated in the poll. They include Action Democratic Party (ADP), All Progressives Congress (APC),Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Others were All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), African Action Congress (AAC) and Labour Party (LP).
They competed for 62 councillorship and six chairmanship seats. The election was conducted in over 60 wards spread across Bwari, Abaji, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC) area councils of the Territory.
Pioneer Politics reports that Christopher Zakka, candidate of the PDP, was declared winner of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairmanship election.
According to INEC returning officer, Sani Saka who announced the result on Sunday, Zakka garnered 19,302 votes to defeat his closest opponent Murtala Karshi of the APC who got 13,249 scores.
A total of 14 candidates competed in the AMAC chairmanship poll. Out of 14 wards, the PDP emerged victorious in 10, while the APC won only in two.