BY ABDALLAH EL-KUREBE
Sokoto – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has won 23 local government council chairmanship and 239 of the 244 councillorship positions in an election in which 33 political parties participated.
The Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, who declared the results yesterday described the elections as free and fair.
“After conducting a free and fair local government polls, I wish to confirm the results for the exercise based on the powers conferred on the Commission by Section 197 of the 1999 Constitution,” he said.
Abubakar stated that of the 244 wards, PDP won 239 councillorship positions, while the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN won one position in Karfen Sarki ward of Gudu local government area.
Abubakar further said the results for Dallatu Primary school polling unit in Sokoto South local government and Shinaka, Boyijo/Bajeka and Kagara in Goronyo local government were cancelled just like those in Kalanjeni and Tsitse wards in Gada local government and Tuzai and Kamarawa wards in Isa local government area due to electoral malpractices, including ballot snatching and other forms of violence.