– The PDP has cleared all the 21 seats in the just concluded LGA elections in Adamawa state – ADSIEC’s chairman, Isa Shetimma, announced the results on Sunday, December 8 – The APC, however, alleged that the polls were marred with malpractices The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won big in Adamawa state as all its candidates in the December 7 local government election recorded victory. The Nation reports that all the PDP’s chairmanship candidates in the state’s 21 local government areas were declared winners on Sunday, December 8. Legit.ng gathered that the results were announced by the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC)’s chairman, Isa Shetimma. The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), however, alleged that the polls were marred with malpractices.
The election was held on Saturday, December 7. The returning officers in all the local government councils announced the results at the headquarters of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (ESIEC). Similarly, the PDP also rejected the result of the election. Local government elections in Nigeria are usually won by the ruling parties in the states, a situation which has made many to question the independence of state electoral bodies. Not fewer than four local government elections have been conducted so far in 2019 and all were won by ruling parties in the state. Local government chairmanship and councillorship elections are conducted by state electoral bodies, not the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).