Results of 11 local governments so far announced in Saturday’s local government elections in Kaduna State has shown that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Chairmanship and Councilorship seats in 10 local governments.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the other hand has won one local government so far.
Kaduna has 23 local government councils but elections were suspended in 2 councils.
The APC won in mainly northern and central parts of the state but was able to win one local government in the south.
The LGs won APC are, Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru local councils.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has however won the chairmanship and councillorship election in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.
The Returning Officer for the election, Danjuma Baye-Luka, announced the results on Sunday morning in Zonkwa.
He said Elias Maza of the PDP scored 55,643 votes to defeat APC’s John Hassan who polled 31,514 votes.
The council elections were conducted using electronic voting machines in the area.
In Zaria, APC polled 42859 votes, while PDP got 16033. In Soba, APC got 40903, while PDP scored 13835.
This is the first time a state has adopted the use of electronic machines to conduct elections in Nigeria.
The results in other councils are still being awaited.
Source: Daily Trust