Segun Awofadeji in Gombe
The Chairman of the Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission (GOSIEC), Mr. Caleb Maina, on Sunday announced the results of the local government elections held in the state where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) swept all the 11 chairmanship seats as well as all the 114 councillorship seats.
The polls and results however remain controversial because a coalition of opposition political parties in the state led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) roundly condemned the exercise which it described as a “complete sham’’.
Briefing newsmen before the announcement of the results Saturday afternoon, the Coalition of Opposition Political Parties called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately commence investigation of GOSIEC for failure to conduct the council elections on Saturday 25th February, 2017.
The polls, according to the coalition’s spokesman and acting Chairman of the APC in the state, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana, were never held as there was never a release of election materials as well as casting of votes after the PDP-led Gombe State government expended millions of naira for the election.
More to come…