Kaduna: PDP Reportedly Wins Rescheduled LG Election


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Philip Gwada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly won the rescheduled chairmanship election in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state.

According to PM News, the Returning Officer, Grace Doyaro, who announced the result in Kwoi on Thursday, June 7, said Gwada secured 17,967 votes to defeat the APC candidate Benjamin Jok who scored 7,401 votes.

Doyaro described the election as free and fair, devoid of rancour, adding that the PDP won all the 10 councillors seats in the local government.

Meanwhile, a civil society group, The Citizens Center for Democratic Governance, has questioned the acclaimed success recorded by the Kaduna state government in its deployment of electronic voting for the state’s recently held local government elections.

The group in a statement sent to NAIJ.com and signed by its national coordinator, Osagbemi Anthony, stated that the Kaduna state government has started to give credence to their actions “via sponsored media outings to advice that Nigeria can adopt electronic voting for 2019 general elections.”

Anthony said there are several questions to ask, before agitating for a national replication of the “seeming unsuccessful venture.”

In another report on the developments in the political atmosphere in Kaduna state, Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) reacted to reports claiming that he was set to decamp from the APC.

There had been reports that the outspoken senator was planning to leave the ruling party as a result of the crisis rocking the Kaduna chapter of the party.

Sani, however, mocked various reports credited to him; and also taunted his opponents for being afraid of his plans.

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