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Kogi elections: PDP wins 21 chairmanship

06 May 2013, 09:13

Lokoja-  The PDP has won all the 21 chairmanship positions in the Local Government council elections conducted on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

NAN reports that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), however, snatched 10 councillorship positions in five local governments areas.

In the results declared on Sunday, ACN got three councillorship positions in Mopa-Muro, two each in Ibaji and Yagba-East and one each in Kabba-Bunu and Yagba-West.

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) also clinched four councillorship positions in Yagba-West, bringing to 14 the total number of wards won by the opposition parties.

The PDP won the remaining 225 of the 239 wards in the state.

Abraham Olaniran, the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC), said the duty of announcing results as compiled and collated was in compliance with Section 21 of Kogi State Local Government Election Law, 2004.

Olaniran said the law provided for Local Government Electoral Officers to act as Returning Officers for chairmanship and councillorship elections and empowered them to announce the results.

He thanked the electoral officers for their efforts and sacrifices to ensure success of the elections.

He commended the security agencies for their ``very vital’’ role in the peaceful conduct of the elections.

Olaniran also commended the observers, monitors, NGOs and all those who were directly and indirectly connected with the successful conduct of the polls.

The 21 returning officers, who announced the results in turns at the KOSIEC headquarters, applauded the peaceful conduct of the election and thanked the chairman of the commission for giving them the opportunity to serve.



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