Kaduna: PDP reportedly wins rescheduled LG election
Philip Gwada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly won the rescheduled chairmanship election in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state.
According to PM News, the Returning Officer, Grace Doyaro, who announced the result in Kwoi on Thursday, June 7, said Gwada secured 17,967 votes to defeat the APC candidate Benjamin Jok who scored 7,401 votes.
Doyaro described the election as free and fair, devoid of rancour, adding that the PDP won all the 10 councillors seats in the local government.
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Meanwhile, a civil society group, The Citizens Center for Democratic Governance, has questioned the acclaimed success recorded by the Kaduna state government in its deployment of electronic voting for the state’s recently held local government elections.
The group in a statement sent to and signed by its national coordinator, Osagbemi Anthony, stated that the Kaduna state government has started to give credence to their actions “via sponsored media outings to advice that Nigeria can adopt electronic voting for 2019 general elections.”
Anthony said there are several questions to ask, before agitating for a national replication of the “seeming unsuccessful venture.”