The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in Saturday’s council polls in Bauchi State.
Alhaji Dahiru Tata, the Chairman of Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission (BASIEC), announced this on Sunday in Bauchi, while issuing Certificates of Return to the newly elected chairmen.
“The election has been largely successful and peaceful, and PDP won all the 20 local government chairmanship and the 323 councillorship posts in the state.
“The results are as officially declared by Returning Officers at the various levels, as I am only here to issue Certificates of Return to the winners,” he said.
The chairmen-elect are Yusuf Garba, Mohammed Baba-Ma’aji, Illiya Habila, Waziri Ayuba and Mahmood Bello for Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dambam and Darazo Local Government Councils.
Also elected are Muhammed Suleiman, Babayo Kasuwa, Dayiabu Kariya, Mohammed Saleh and Abdullahi Maigari for Dass, Gamawa, Ganjuwa, Gaide and Itas Gadau Local Government Councils.
Abdullahi Kuda, Garba Musa, Abubakar Misau, Mamuda Hassan and Mahmud Abba emerged winners in Katagum, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi and Shira Local Government Councils.
Others are Daniel Danjuma, Adamu Danyaro, Adamu Mohammed, Yahuza Abdulkadir and Samaila Jarma for Tafawa Balewa, Toro, Warji, Zaki and Jama’are Local Government Councils.
Meanwhile, there are four litigations pending before the Federal High Court, Bauchi, bordering on alleged exclusion of some political parties from participating in the council polls.
Speaking after the ceremony, the Chairman of Bauchi Council, Alhaji Mahmood Baba-Ma’aji, commended the electorate for reposing their confidence in him.
“I feel fulfilled over what has transpired during the polls.
“We will carry our people along and fight to ensure the development of the local government areas.
“The expectation is very high but we will try as much as possible to meet the demands of our people,” he said.