Katsina: APC Clears Council Polls As PDP Heads To Court
The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it would seek legal redress over the Katsina State Local Government election results won by the All Progressives Congress.
The Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission had declared APC candidates as winners in 31 councils announced by the umpire. The state has 34 councils.
KASIEC Executive Secretary, Lawal Faskari, while announcing APC candidates as winners early Tuesday morning, disclosed that the results of two councils, namely Daura and Funtua were pending.
He added that the election processes in Dutsin-ma Local Government Area were stopped following alleged irregularities and crisis.
“The commission has so far received complete results from 31 Local Governments, 328 Wards, awaiting that of Funtua and Daura while election in Dutsinma Local Government has been cancelled based on the reasons mentioned above.
“The commission, therefore, wishes to further announce that the All Progressives Congress, has won all the 31 Chairmanships and 328 Councilorships seats so far collated.
“Consequently, the commission seizes this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the elections and also appreciate all the political parties’ high level of maturity and sportsmanship exhibited by their candidates during and after the exercise,” he said.