APC sweeps LG poll in Benue

A supporter of the main Nigerian opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) party holds a APC flag during a rally in Kaduna on January 19, 2015. The head of Nigeria's electoral body on January 23 maintained that elections set for February 14 will still take place, despite concerns about whether voter cards will be distributed in time. AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR

Chairman, Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Dr John Tsuwua has declared that the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) in Benue State has won all the 23 chairmanship and 276 councillor slots.

The local government election held on Saturday across the state, though with low turnout but peaceful election.

Tsuwua said that the APC won all the 23 chairmanship seats and all the 276 councillor slots in the state.

According to him, “From the results declared from the polling units to ward levels and to the local government headquarters across the state, APC won the entire chairmanship and councillor seats of all the local government areas.”

The BSIEC boss commended the maturity of the eight political parties that participated in the elections peaceful and conduct of the election.

Tsuwua said that, out of the 276 councillorship seats, 182 candidates of APC were elected unopposed, while 94 seats that were contested by other political parties were still won by APC.

According to him, “For the first time in the history of Local government elections in Benue State, the commission did not witness snatching of ballot boxes, killings, gunshot and  destruction of other electoral materials in polling units across the Local government areas.”


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