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

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People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa, has continued its electoral surge, with Nassarawo Binyeri and Uba Gaya constituencies clinching victory for the party, thus forming a majority in the Adamawa state house of assembly.

The precious elections revealed that the two leading parties in the state the All Progressive Congress, APC, ruling party and the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP retains 11 lawmakers each.

PDP’s candidate, Umar Nashon from the Nassarawa/Binyeri, won the contest 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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