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APC leads PDP in Kaduna LG polls

Governor Nasir El-Rufai voting yesterday at his polling unit Unguwan Sarki

Final results for some of the local councils in the election held  in Kaduna state yesterday showed the ruling All Progressives Congress, cruising to victory.

According to results announced by returning officers, the  APC won in Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari,  Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru.

The APC also won in Sabon Gari.The returning officer of the local government, Dr Micah Victor announced Mohammed Ibrahim Usman of the APC as winner with 20, 576 votes against PDP’s Suleiman Ibrahim Gambo who got 9,580 votes.

Similarly, Prof. Ahmed Babajo Kofa , returning officer for Igabi local government announced that, Jabir Khamis of the APC was returned as elected chairman of the local government with 47,630, against Abubakar Abubakar of the PDP Who got 2,449 votes.

The results in other councils are still being awaited.

Kudan is the local council of  Senator Suleiman 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 LG.

Some of the results:


APC 42859


Soba LG chairmanship



Kudan LG Chairmanship:

APC : 76,131

PDP: 3,394


APC 57,005

PDP 2,636


APC = 63,262

PDP = 14,658


In El-Rufai’s polling unit, the PDP gave the APC some scares. But the APC still won the Unguwar Sarki ward with  overwhelming majority.

Polling Unit result:

Chairman 65 APC, 50 PDP

Councillor 68 APC, 45 pdp

Unguwar Sarki ward result:

APC 14863

PDP 706

*Updated with the result of Sabon Gari LGA