APC wins Local Government polls in Kano

Acheme Jack, Kano


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared as the winner of all the 44 Local Government Councils chairmanship seats, in the just concluded council poll held on Saturday, February 10.

Announcing the result in a media briefing, the chairman of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC), Professor Ibrahim Garba Sheka, said that the APC, also won all the 484 councillorship seats, in all the wards of the state.

He said the election was 100% conducted, noting that the success was recorded because the electoral commission did not receive any external influence that could influence compromise.

“I hereby announced that APC, has won all the chairmanship seats in the 44 Local government areas, and all their 484 councillorship seats.  

“Let me use this opportunity to congratulate the winners. Those who lost should take heart and accept defeat, “ he said

Sheka also said that 25 political parties participated in the election, but the ruling APC won all the seats with a landslide.

He expressed happiness for the peaceful conduct of the election as there was no report of violence from individuals and security agencies.

Sheka also commended the state government for the support towards the success of the election.

He disclosed that KANSIEC had received the sum N600 million for the election exercise, adding that the money was used to take care of internal expenses.

He also revealed that over N1 billion was expended for the whole exercise, ranging from logistics and importation of the sensitive election materials in 4 cargos.

He acknowledged the late arrival of the election materials which caused delays in the commencement of voting, attributing the delay to late arrival of the consignment from China.

“We have order for the sensitive election materials from China, which would come in 4 cargos. We received three cargos since last three weeks. Unfortunately, the last cargo, which contained more materials, arrives here at 12:45 am

“We must commit errors but I plots the public to correct us where we go wrong. This is our first time to conduct election. But despite the fact that it is our first attempt, I am satisfied with the way it was conducted, “ he said.

The winners are expected to be sworn in later part of the day.