The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Chairmanship and Councillorship election in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Returning Officer for the election, Mr Danjuma Baye-Luka, announced the results on Sunday morning in Zonkwa.

He said that Elias Maza of the PDP scored 55,643 votes to defeat APC’s John Hassan who polled 31,514 votes.

The APC, however,  won Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari,  Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru local councils.

The results in other councils are still being awaited.

Kudan is the local council of  Senator Sule Hunkuyi, who is at loggerheads with Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Makarfi is the council of former PDP chairman and governor, Ahmad Makarfi.

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Governor  El-Rufai’s candidates also won handily in Senator Shehu Sani’s constituency of Kajuru LG.

In Zaria, APC polled 42859 votes, while PDP got 16033. In Soba, APC got 40903, while PDP scored 13835.

In El-Rufai’s polling unit, the PDP gave the APC some scares. But the APC still won the Unguwar Sarki ward with  overwhelming majority.

The council elections were conducted using electronic voting machines in the area.

This is the first time a state has adopted the use of electronic machines to conduct elections in Nigeria.

Some of the results:

Zaria LG chairmanship:

APC 42859


Soba LG chairmanship



Kudan LG chairmanship:

APC : 76,131

PDP: 3,394

Giwa LG (Kaduna Central)

APC 57,005

PDP 2,636

Kagarko LG chairmanship:

APC = 63,262

PDP = 14,658

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