Kaduna LG Polls: APC Upsets APC in Zagon Kataf

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the chairmanship and councillorship elections in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Returning Officer for the election, Mr Danjuma Baye-Luka, announced the results Sunday morning in Zonkwa.

He said that Mr Elias Maza of the PDP scored 55,643 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) John Hassan who polled 31,514 votes.

The APC, however, won Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru local councils.

The results in other councils are still being awaited.

Kudan is the local council of Senator Sule Hunkuyi, who is at loggerheads with Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

Makarfi is the council of former PDP chairman and governor Ahmad Makarfi.

Governor el-Rufai’s candidates also won handily in Senator Shehu Sani’s constituency of Kajuru Local Government.

In Zaria, APC polled 42,859 votes, while PDP got 16,033. In Soba, APC got 40,903, while PDP scored 13,835.

The council elections were conducted using electronic voting machines in the area.

This is the first time a state has adopted the use of electronic machines to conduct elections in Nigeria. (NAN)