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PDP holds majority in Adamawa assembly

By Tom Garba, Yola

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state continued its electoral surge clinching victory in the supplementary election for Nassarawo Binyeri and Uba Gaya state, thus forming a majority in the state House of Assembly.

Before the re-run election in the state, the two leading parties in the state, the All Progressive Congress (APC) which is the ruling party and the major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) each had 11 assembly seats respectively.

However, at the re-run poll, PDP’s candidate, Umar Nashon contesting the Nassarawa/Binyeri satte constituency seat won the contest by polling 10, 733 votes against the APC candidate’s 7, 184 votes while Abbas Aminu Iya of the PDP narrowly won the Uba Gaya state constituency seat by polling 7, 251 votes 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 13 of the 25 assembly seats, while the Bindo-led APC has 11 seats, and ADC one seat.