Abuja electoral victory sign of 2023 general elections success: PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described its return to power in the Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a sign of victory for the 2023 general elections.
In a statement on Sunday, the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, said the party would replicate the victory in the FCT area council election in the Osun and Ekiti governorship elections.
“What we have just achieved in Abuja, the seat of power, will be replicated in Ekiti and Osun states later this year, culminating in our take-over of power at the centre next year, to usher in a better, more prosperous and secure Nigeria,” he stated.
The confident opposition chair added, “PDP is back to rescue Nigeria, and the rescue begins from the seat of power in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.”
Mr Ayu also mentioned that the victory in AMAC was “a great omen” under his watch as his leadership would lead PDP back to winning ways and rebuilding Nigeria.
“The victory of our great party, the PDP, signposts the promise of a better Nigeria under my watch, leading this team of dedicated and committed party members. The victory at the FCT polls of Saturday, February 12, represents a great omen under my watch as we lead PDP back to winning ways and rebuilding Nigeria,” he explained.
Christopher Zakka, the PDP candidate, polled 19,302 votes to defeat his closest rival, Murtala Usman (who had 13,240 votes) of the APC, to win the election.
“This victory is dedicated to all leaders of our party, particularly the state governors, NEC members, NWC members as well as the millions of party members across the nation”, said Mr Ayu said.
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