The Senator representing FCT at the National Assembly, Philip Tanimu Aduda, has rejected the outcome of the February 25 parliamentary election.
Aduda, a three-term senator, was defeated by Ireti Heeba Kingibe of the Labour Party (LP) according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Returning Officer for the FCT senatorial election, Prof Sani Saka, said Ireti scored a total of 202,175 votes across the five area councils where results were declared to emerge the winner.
Aduda came second with 100,544 votes, while Mr Angulu Dobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came third with 78,905 votes.
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Briefing newsmen yesterday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aduda said the election was marred by irregularities, adding that the outcome would be challenged in court. The senator, therefore, solicited the support of FCT residents in efforts to seek legal redress.
He said, “Though the 2023 senatorial elections came with its challenges and concerns that we hope to address legally, we strongly believe that with your continuous support and prayers for a better FCT under our leadership, we will come out stronger.”