The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has just one Senatorial District and two Federal Constituencies. Following the conclusion of the February 25 National Assembly elections, OrderPaper Nigeria highlights the winners of the legislative polls as declared by the election management body.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, February 25, 2023, conducted elections for the National Assembly Elections across the 109 Senatorial Districts, and 360 Federal Constituencies represented in the House of Representatives.
The elections, which were keenly contested by the registered eighteen political parties in the country, saw the candidates of the various parties emerge winners in both elections.
According to the results declared by INEC, the Labour Party (LP) was the biggest winner, as it clinched the lone Senatorial seat and one House of Representatives seat in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), while the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the other seat. Meanwhile, none of the incumbent lawmakers from the FCT was re-elected.
Below is a full list of winners of the Senatorial and House of Representatives seats in the FCT
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Bwari/AMAC Federal Constituency: Obika Chinedu (LP)
Abaji/Gwagwalada/Kwali/Kuje Federal Constituency: Abdulrahman Ajiya (APC)
Ireti Kingibe – Labour Party (LP)
Speaking as Senatorial Candidate in December during the Citizens’ Townhall on Legislative Elections organised by OrderPaper Nigeria, the Labour Party had emphasised gender balance by noting that women, youths and persons with disabilities deserve equal opportunities.
“Women deserve to be treated as humans, they should not be wished away. Laws are there already to make it mandatory to include persons with disabilities in everything we do, the laws are just ignored,” she said.