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.