Story from Yakubu VENTIM, Jos
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has cleared the Plateau local government councils poll, winning all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
Mr Fabian Ntung, Chairman, Plateau Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) announced the result on Sunday in Jos.
Ntung explained that APC won the entire 325 councillorship seats in the 17 LGAs.
The Commission’s chairman then declared Alamba Danladi Jock as Chairman Barkin-Ladi, Igmala Andy Stephen, Bassa; Guluwa Joseph, Bokkos; Ezekiel Yakubu Izang, Jos East; Usman Shehu Bala, Jos North; Davou Gideon Dung, Jos South; Yusuf Dayyabu Garga, Kanam and Gotip Henry Jan Kanke.
Others are Rimven Bitrus Zulfa, Langtang North; Bulus Vincent Venman, Langtang South; Dapuy Minister Daniel, Mangu; Bako Augustine, Mikang; Kak’mena Audu Goteng, Pankshin; Da’aErnest Abner, Qua’apan; Gwallson Mafeng, Riyom; Na’antuam Alexander, Shendam and Buba Ado Abubakar, Wase.
Speaking on election conduct, The chairman stated that the commission was satisfied with the manner in which the election was conducted.
Ntung commended the electorate who ensured a free and peaceful conduct of the poll.
Meanwhile, former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang has described the Saturday 9th October Local government elections as nothing more than a charade, a show of cowardice, mockery of democracy or simply standing logic on its head.
The Governor whose party, the Peoples Democratic Party was excluded from the polls said, at no time in the history of Plateau State since the return of Democracy in 1999, has Plateau State experienced this kind of impunity as is perpetrated by the APC government of the day.
The one time Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly said “If the APC government was as popular as it has portrayed itself to be, the right thing to do was to allow its state-funded umpire conduct a free, fair and credible election to test its popularity.”
Neptune Prime reports that Saturday, October 9th Local government elections conducted in the 17 local government areas of the state was characterized by low voter turnout.