- The local government election in Jigawa was boycotted by the PDP, SDP and other opposition parties
- Candidates were, however, fielded by 16 other parties, including the ruling All Progressives Congress
- Some residents did not comply with the restriction of movement announced by security personnel
Despite the timely arrival of election materials to most polling units, the local government councils’ election conducted in Jigawa state on Sunday, June 30 was characterised by voters’ apathy.
According to Leadership, the election was boycotted by major opposition parties like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Legit.ng gathers that candidates were fielded by 16 other parties, including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Security officers were reportedly seen at some polling units, while in others, there were none.
Despite allegations of irregularities cited by some members of the opposition parties, the election was conducted peacefully with no report of crisis or civil disorder.
Some residents did not comply with the restriction of movement announced by security personnel.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the Jigawa state chapter of the PDP said it may not participate in the March 9 governorship election in the state unless the state’s police commissioner, Bala Senchi, moved away from the state.
The party alleged rigging, vote buying and police intimidation in the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
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