All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Zakari-Angulu Dobi was on Monday declared winner of the Abuja South Federal Constituency election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Dr. Sani Saka, who announced the result Kwali, FCT, amid tight security, said that Angulu polled 14,486 votes.
Saka said that Angulu defeated his opponent, Mr. Danladi Etsu Zhin, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 12,431 votes, while Usman Jiya of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) got 888 votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the four INEC collation officers comprising Abaji, Kwali, Gwagwalada and Kuje had earlier announced their results separately.
Reacting to the result, Dobi commended INEC for conducting a peaceful and transparent election in the history of the country.
He commended the of people for coming out en-masse to exercise their civi duty, which led to his victory.
“And for my opponent from the PDP who has lost out and who also is not only my friend but brother, Danladi Etsu Zhin, he should come and join hands with me so that we will move Abuja South Constituency forward’’, he said. (NAN)