Plateau LG polls: PDP wins in 14 local governments, DPP wins one

Jonah Jang, Plateau state governor

The APC lost in all 14 local governments were it presented candidates

The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, PLASIEC, on Friday released official results of the February 25 elections into local government councils with the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, winning 14 of the chairmanship positions declared.

Fifteen local governments participated in the exercise after two – Jos North and Wase – were excluded for security concerns.

PLASIEC Chairman, Peter Dalyop, who declared the results in Jos, said that the chairmanship results from Langtang North Local Government were inconclusive.

“There will be a re-run election in Jat Ward in Langtang North on March 3, 2014, to determine the winner of the Chairmanship seat,” he said.

There had been earlier reports that the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, had won the Langtang North election

Mr. Dalyop, however, said that the local government had 18 wards, but that results from only 17 wards were collated, which made it impossible for PLASIEC to accept them.

“After the conduct of the re-run, the winner will receive the certificate of return along with the others,” he said.

Details of the results indicated that the PDP won in Barkin-Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Mikang, Jos South, Riyom, Pankshin and Kanke. Others local governments included Jos East, Kanam, Langtang South, Quan-Pan, Riyom and Shendam.

Mr. Dalyop said that the names of the victorious councillors would be announced after collation had been concluded.


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