APC wins all Zamfara LG elections


The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Zamfara State has won all the 14 chairmanship and 147 councillorship positions in the local government council elections held last Saturday.

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

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

Danburam thanked all the stakeholders who helped in making the exercise successful even though the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had earlier asked a court to stop the exercise, citing breach of electoral guidelines. The case is pending in court.

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

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

Recall that the local government election in Zamfara held at a time the APC was battling at the Supreme Court to reclaim all the seats it won during the national, state assembly, and governorship elections but later lost the mandates following an Appeal Court judgement.



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