Vice-President Namadi Sambo
Vice-President Namadi Sambo Saturday lost his Kaduna North Local Government Area to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the local government elections.
Despite the political support and structures of the vice-president in Kaduna State and his local government area, his candidate, Bala Gogo, lost to Samaila Suleiman of the CPC.
During the 2011 general election, Sambo also lost to the CPC in most of the elections in the state, including the presidential contest in which he was the running mate to President Goodluck Jonathan.
He was only able to scrape a win in the governorship poll in the 2011 election when his former deputy, Patrick Yakowa retained his seat as governor.
Sources in Kaduna which actively participated in the elections said the election confirmed that Sambo had a poor grip of the political terrain of Kaduna.
The political balance in Kaduna now means that all state House of Assembly members, House of Representatives members and senators from Sambo’s local government are from the opposition CPC.
The vice-president was not in Kaduna during the local council elections, as he was said to have been away in London.