Supplementary polls: PDP leads with clear margin in Adamawa Assembly elections

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Adamawa, has continued its electoral surge, with Nassarawo Binyeri and Uba Gaya constituencies clinching the victory for the party, thus forming a majority in the Adamawa State House of Assembly.

After the March 9th elections, the two leading parties in the state, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the major opposition party, PDP had 11 lawmakers each.

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PDP’s candidate, Umar Nashon from the Nassarawa/Binyeri, won the supplementary election by polling 10,733 against the APC candidate’s 7,184 votes; while Abbas Aminu Iya of the PDP narrowly won Uba Gaya constituency by polling 7,251 against his APC challenger, Mohammed Hayatu Atiku, who scored 7,238 votes.

Following the winning of the two contested seats for the state house of assembly, PDP now has thirteen of the 25 assembly seats, while the Bindo-led APC has 11 seats, and ADC one seat.

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