- Loses polling unit again to PDP
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Adamu, on Saturday, described as fake news reports that the party had adopted a zoning arrangement for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.
Adamu stated this while addressing journalists after voting at his Keffi, Nasarawa State, country home during the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
He was reacting to reports that Senator Barau Jibrin was being favoured to emerge as the Senate President because the APC had allegedly zoned the position to the North West.
The report claimed that the zoning decision was reached on Friday night by the leadership of the APC after consulting with the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
But Adamu said, “The report about the zoning arrangements for the 10th National Assembly is fake news. We have not done any zoning.
“I have said it several times since Monday. I am still saying the same thing. No zoning has been established and agreed to.”
Meanwhile, Adamu has lost his polling unit to the People’s Democratic Party in the governorship and House of Assembly elections held yesterday in Nasarawa State.
It was reported that in his GRA (A1) Polling Unit 010, in Keffi, the headquarters of Keffi Local Government Area, the PDP got 159 votes, while APC polled 129 as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s presiding officer, Okoh Everest.
The result also showed that the Social Democratic Party got one vote, while the Labour Party, got zero.
Two days to the February 18 election, the LP had collapsed its structure into the PDP for the governorship and State House of Assembly poll.
The APC also lost the House of Assembly poll in the APC leader’s polling unit to PDP.
In the result announced by INEC, PDP polled 133 votes against APC’s 108, while Governor Adullahi Sule won his polling unit with a landslide.
Adamu had also lost his senatorial district to Ahmed Wadada of the SDP in the National Assembly.
In the presidential elections, Adamu had lost his polling unit to LP with Peter Obi going on to win the state in that election.