Gombe election: Minority becomes majority

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe



In a twist of event, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the majority seats in the just concluded House of Assembly elections in Gombe State a deviation from what obtained in the past.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, now takes over the leadership as the majority in the assembly, having 19 positions out of the 24 seats, while the People’s Democratic Party has five seats.

In the out-going assembly, the All Progressives Congress has 8 members, while the People’s Democratic Party has 16 members.

With this twist, the majority has now become the minority.

The APC won in all 11 local government areas except Billiri and Nafada, as well as one member from Shongom.

Another twist in the tale is the re-admittance of female law makers into the hallowed chamber, where they have not been elected into before in a while.

Although 18 female contestants vied for the legislative seats out of the 253 candidates, only two were lucky to be elected to represent their people.

The two female members elected are Rabi Daniel of Billiri East Constituency and Asma’u Iganus, Representing Shongom Constituency.

The Gombe State House of Assembly has 24 members.

All 11 local governments produce two law makers each, except Akko and Yamaltu Deba, which has three slots each because of their population.

The local government areas that elected members under the APC are Akko, Balanga, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Yamaltu Deba and one in Shongom.