PDP clears LG polls in Sokoto


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won all the local government councils' polls in Sokoto State.

The party cleared the polls for the 23 chairmanship and 244 councillorship seats in the state.

Alhaji Aliyu Suleiman, Chairman, Sokoto State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), made this known while announcing the results of the LG polls in the state this Sunday.

“I certify that the election was conducted hitch-free and 10 political parties participated in the election.

“The candidates that won have the highest number of valid votes and satisfied the requirements of law.

”They are hereby declared winners and are hereby return elected according to law,” he said.

Ten political parties including Accord Party (AP), African Alliance (AA), African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Peoples Party (APP), African Progressive Movement (APM), Boot Party (BP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Young Peoples Party (YPP), Zenith Party (ZP) and Labour Party (LP) featured in the election.

Our correspondent gathered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier declared intention to boycott the election for lack of transparency in the state.

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