Peter Obi wins FCT Senate seat for LP’s Ireti Kingibe

Hajiya Ireti Kingibe
Hajiya Ireti Kingibe


After a couple or so attempts at the FCT Senate seat, wife of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, Ireti, has won the seat on the crest of Peter Obi’s effects that have shattered some political myths and caused tectonic shifts in established political structures in parts of the country.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mrs Ireti Kingibe of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senate seat after sustained but ill-fated attempts at discounting her votes and victory.

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Sanni Saka of the University of Abuja announced the result on Tuesday in Abuja.

Saka said that Ireti scored 202,175 votes to emerge winner, adding that Mr Philip Aduda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 100,544 votes, while Mr Angulu Dobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) placed third with 78,905 votes.

The defeat of Aduda marked the end of his over two decades of being a member of the National Assembly, first as a member of the House of Reps before moving upstairs to the Senate.

He had always profited from the FCT indigeneship factor. But this time round, that factor fell through due to the Peter Obi “revolution” that forced millions of Nigerians to vote for the LP across board.

Ireti gotvdo much support from people who did not even know her, but voted fid her because of Peter Obi.

And, so, enter Ireti Kingibe to occupy the FCT seat, which was first occupied by the only other woman to have done do in the person of Khariat Abdulrazaq Gwadabe from 1999 to 2003.

Read the announcement that has put an end to the grippling tension over delay in affirming the poll outcome: ”I Prof. Sanni Saka thereby certify that I am the Returning Officer for the 2023 FCT Senatorial district election held on Feb. 25.

“The election was contested and the candidates received the votes as announced.

“That Ireti Kingibe having satisfied the requirement of the law has been declared the winner,” Saka said.

He said that the problem with the Bwari result that was earlier canceled was rectified and the result certified as valid.

He however, said that the result for Abaji remained canceled because the problem had not been sorted out.

Mr Sulieman Ango, the APC agent and that of PDP, Mr Abdulrahman Mohammed refused to sign the result sheet saying it was not authentic.







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