APC clears Kano local govt polls


Candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been declared winners of Saturday’s Local Government chairmanship election in all 44 council areas of the state, in an exercise where 25 political parties participated.

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission, KANSIEC, Chairman, Prof. Garba Sheka, who announced this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday, said the APC also won all the 484 councillorship positions with a wide margin.

He added that the election which was conducted in a peaceful manner, had recorded success due to the large turnout of the electorate and the deployment of security personnel.

According to Sheka, “the security agencies include Police, Customs, Immigration, NDLEA, Vigilanty groups, NSCDC and other secret security personnel.

“I am proud that the election which was participated by 25 political parties was conducted peacefully without any violence, disruption by any person and no report of arrest.”

The KANSIEC Chairman attributed the late commencement of the election to the late arrival of some of the voting materials which were brought from China.

“The commission had earlier received three consignments of the materials, but last arrived Kano at about 12:45 a.m on the election day despite all efforts to ensure it arrived earlier.

“Immediately after we received the materials, we started the distribution about 4 a.m. By 11am we have completed the distribution of all the voting materials.

“Therefore, we acknowledge our mistakes, apologise for the inconveniences caused and we are going to make necessary corrections to avoid reoccurrence of such delay in the next elections,’’ he said.

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