Polls: APC sweeps Zamfara local government elections

Polls: APC sweeps Zamfara local government elections

- The APC in Zamfara state has won all the 14 chairmanship and 147 councillorship positions in the local government council elections

- The chairmen of Maru, Shinkafi, Zurmi, Birnin Magaji, Kaura Namoda, Talata Mafara and Bakura local government areas were re-elected

- The Zamfara state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the polls as a kangaroo election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state has won all the 14 local government council seats in the state.

Declaring the results in Gusau, the chairman of the Zamfara State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Garba Muhammad Danburam, said the APC won all the seats contested for in the elections by 42 political parties.

Danburam thanked all the stakeholders who helped in making the exercise successful.

Speaking after the results were declared, the state APC chairman, Alhaji Lawali Liman, expressed satisfaction over the exercise.

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“The APC government has done well in the Zamfara and that the people had shown their appreciation in return,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the election as a kangaroo election.

The PDP had earlier asked a court to stop the exercise, citing breach of electoral guidelines. The case is pending in court.

According to the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha, the election was not supposed to be conducted when the case was still in court.

He held that both the APC-led government and the state independent electoral commission have gone contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria and the Electoral Act.

In a related development, YIAGA AFRICA has conducted an extensive reflection sessions with its state focal points in charge of election observation deployment in various states in Nigeria to assess the quality of its deployment for the 2019 elections.

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The election observer group had through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project deployed 3906 observers across all local government areas in Nigeria for the 2019 presidential elections using the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology.

The organisation is now taking steps to assess the process in a bid to improve on it ahead of the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections coming up in November 2019.

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