- All Progressive Congress (APC) has won all local government seats in Yobe state
- Results of the election was announced by the state's independent electoral commission
- Six political parties participated in the chairmanship election that took place on Saturday, February 27
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Nigeria's ruling party the All Progressive Congress (APC) had a clean sweep of the council elections held across the 17 local government areas of Yobe state in the poll conducted on Saturday, February 27.
The results announced were announced by Dr. Mamman Mohammed, the executive secretary of Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (YBSIEC) in Damaturu, the state capital, Vanguard reports.
Mohammed stated that 178 candidates for the councillorships elections won each of the wards in three of the senatorial districts.
APC candidates have been were declared winners in the Yobe state LG polls.
He went on to note that out of the six political parties that contested for the elections, only APC fielded its candidates in line with the commission’s electoral laws.
Speaking further, the electoral commission secretary said that the remaining five political parties fielded candidates only for the councillorships position.
Mohammed added that there was no opposition or candidates from other political parties in the chairmanship elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that an alleged plan by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, and his Cross River State counterpart, Governor Ben Ayade, to defect to APC has sent jittery to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The negotiations are being handled by the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
An impeccable source within the APC said that Governor Ifeanyi Uguwanyi of Enugu state was also being targeted by the APC but had declined their advances.
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