The Chairman of the Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. Philip Duwe, on Sunday, declared the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in all the 16 Local Government Councils of the state as winners of the November 18 Local Government election in the state.
Declaring the result of the election at the Commission’s headquarters in Jalingo, Duwe said the result for the councilorship election was declared at the ward level in line with the electoral guidelines.
According to the result as declared by the Commission, the PDP won in all the local governments by a wide margin and only trailed behind by APC in Donga Local government.
“The Chairmanship results were also announced at the Local Government level and we are just here to affirm the results as declared at the local government level.”
Reacting to the result of the election, Governor Agbu Kefas in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communication, Hon. Emmanuel Bello, said the result of the election was a clear indication of the dominance of the PDP in the state.
“With this election, all the fears that the ever-aggressive opposition may pull a fast one on us was dissipated in an instant. The PDP not only dominated, but the exercise itself was peaceful with virtually everyone accepting the outcomes.
“We have always believed that a vibrant chairmanship structure at the local level is the best way to go, in developing the state. We do not believe in the imposition of caretakers: an easy route many have taken in the past,” the governor was quoted in the statement as saying.
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