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PDP Wins Landslide Victory In Plateau LG Polls




The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), on Friday released results of the Feb. 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 over security concerns.

PLASIEC Chairman, Mr 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.

He 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.

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

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