APC sweeps Kano State LG Polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged victorious in the  Local Government  Council Elections held in Kano  State on Saturday.

The ruling party defeated their closest rival, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning not just the 44 chairmanship positions, but all the contested 484 positions for Councillorship. However, the PDP had earlier announced its withdrawal from the elections.

The elected officials, by their victory,  are to man the affairs of the Local Government Areas in  the state for the next three years.

Briefing journalists  at the headquarters of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission  (KANSIEC) on the outcome of the polls on Sunday evening, the Commission’s Chairman, Professor Ibrahim  Sheka described the  election  as successful while describing  the the turnout as impressive and commendable.

He however admitted  that there were pockets of skirmishes in a few locations which were not pronounced.

He also said the exercise had been applauded by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and all the accredited observers that witnessed the polls

He appreciated the state governor,  Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for extending a free hand to the Commission through out the elections while appreciating the security agencies for ensuring that the election was peaceful and orderly.

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