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APC sweeps Yobe LG polls


All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared winner in all the seventeen local government councils of Yobe State where chairmanship election held Saturday.

Chairman, Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Jauro Abdu announced the result on Sunday at the commission’s headquarters in Damaturu.

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He disclosed that all the chairmanship positions in the election were unopposed for the APC.

Flanked by security chiefs in the state, Abdu said the elections recorded no violent incident across the state.

He added that councilorship positions were not unopposed and that the results had not reached his office.

Meanwhile, Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has commended the people of the state for coming out en-mass to vote for APC in the polls.

A statement signed by his spokesman, Abdullahi Bego said, “Governor Ibrahim Gaidam is very pleased and hugely grateful that the people of the state have reaffirmed their faith in and support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) by electing all the party’s candidates in last Saturday’s Local Government Election.

“That all the APC chairmanship candidates won in the election shows the degree to which the APC manifesto remains an appealing document to most of the people of the state.

“The governor is also pleased that a significant number of registered voters across the state have participated in the election and have voted for the candidates of their choice.”

“Governor Gaidam strongly believes that given the security and other challenges that the state has experienced in the recent past, last weekend’s polls, which were commendably peaceful, can give us hope that normalcy has returned and that we can take pride in our capacity as a people to collectively organise and participate in elections at the grassroots level.

“The governor will work with the elected chairmen and their councils to go even farther in his determination to improve the people’s living conditions at the grassroots,” the statement said.

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