- The local government election in Plateau state has been won overwhelmingly by the ruling All Progressives' Congress
- In fact, chairmanship candidates of the party in the 17 local governments cleared all their seats completely
- Seven parties participated in the election but the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not involved
In what will be described as a good outing for the ruling party, the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission has declared the results of the local government elections held on Saturday.
The chairman of the commission, Fabian Ntung, who announced the result said that the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress won all the chairmanship seats in the 17 council areas, Punch Newspaper reports.
“The APC won all the 17 local government chairmanship seats, as well as the 325 councillorship seats in the state.”
Seven parties participated in the election, but the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party was excluded from participating in the poll.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the failure of card readers at his polling unit during the Lagos local government elections is an indication that Nigeria is not ready for electronic transmission of results.
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Gbajabiamila made the statement on Saturday, July 24 at his polling unit located at Elizabeth Fowler Primary School, Ward 014 on Mercy Eneli Street, Surulere.
He explained that the card readers failed due to poor network coverage. The lawmaker stated that many members of the National Assembly are in favour of electronic transmission of votes but are aware of the challenges posed by network coverage.
PDP announces withdrawal from Ogun LG election
The party announced its withdrawal from the Saturday, July 24, poll through its state chairman, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele in Abeokuta.
According to Ogundele, PDP resolved to boycott the election following a judgment of the Ogun State High Court involving him and the state Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC).