PDP sweeps Adamawa LG chairmanship election
Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were on Sunday declared winners in all the 21 local government areas of Adamawa State following the local council election held on Saturday.
The Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) announced results of the election Sunday evening, indicating that PDP candidates did far better in the LGAs than the next strong party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a couple of other parties that fielded candidates.
The Executive Chairman of ADSIEC, Isa Shetimma, declared the results amidst allegation that the election was riddled with irregularities.
The council election which was conducted peacefully on Saturday became controversial later that Saturday and much of Sunday, well before the results were announced Sunday evening, with many APC stakeholders alleging irregularities.
There had been allegations since Saturday evening that election did not even hold in Song and Hong LGAs.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal strengthened the allegation Sunday afternoon when he raised the allegation that there was no council election in Hong where he spent much of Saturday.
He said in a statement that the so-called election was a shame and an insult to Adamawa people.
The former SGF accused Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of failing to deliver on his promise to ensure free and fair election and declared that the result of the poll could not be accepted.
ADSIEC released the results Sunday evening, nonetheless, showing the scores of the two leading parties against the 21 LGAs as presented below:
Demsa PDP 16,664; APC 9,647
Fufore PDP 26,720; APC 14,482
Ganye PDP 13,241; APC 9,793; ADC 1,756
Girei PDP 24,768; APC 6,235
Gobir PDP 25,723; APC 1,683; ADC 3,974
Guyuk PDP 22,457; APC 6,331; SDP 332
Hong PDP 28,369; APC 521; MRD 117
Jada PDP 24, 642; APC 11,153
Lamurde PDP 16,803; APC 6,538
Madagali PDP 25,291; APC 4,097
Maiha PDP 27,096; APC 7,754
Mayo-Belwa PDP 21,872; APC 12,780
Michika PDP 39,295; APC 9,419
Mubi North PDP 32,927; APC 2,430; AA 1,856
Mubi South PDP 25,421, APC 9,891; ASD 0;
Numan PDP 19,928; APC 5,452; ADC 5,236
Shelleng PDP 15,562; APC 6,213; ADC 5,236
Song PDP 66,145; APC 6,746
Toungo PDP 28,642; APC 826
Yola North PDP 11,257; APC 8,732; ADC 267;
Yola South PDP 19,110; APC 8,354