APC sweeps Gombe LG election


The All Progressives Congress, APC, emerged victorious in the elections held across the 11 local government areas of Gombe State on Saturday.

The Chairman of the Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission, Saidu Shehu, announced the results, revealing that the APC won all 11 local government areas, including Kaltungo and Shongom, where it won unopposed.

According to Shehu, while collating and announcing the election result, only five out of 19 registered political parties participated in the election, including the APC, Peoples Democratic Party, Accord Party, Zenith Labour Party, and Young Progressives Party.

He stated, “Out of 19 registered political parties, five parties had candidates. The parties that participated are All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party, Accord, Zenith Labour Party, and Young Progressives Party.

“APC cleared the 11 local government areas including Kaltungo and Shongom where the party won unopposed.

“Other parties didn’t have candidates for the councillorship seats, candidates of the APC were returned elected.”

The winners included Sani Haruna, Gombe LGA; Dr Ahmed Doho, Kwami LGA; Ibrahim Jatau, Balanga LGA; Egla Idris, Billiri LGA, Mohammed Danladi, Akko LGA, Shuaibu Adamu, Funakaye LGAs.

Others include Iliya Suleiman, Kaltungo LGA, Abubakar Hassan, Yalmatu Deba LGA; Binta Bello, Shongom; Adamu Mohammed, Dukku, Babangida Adamu, Nafada.

Governor Muhammadu Yahaya, who voted at the Yahaya Umar polling unit 010, urged defeated candidates to support the winners and form a united front.

Yahaya stated the need for calm and good conduct, stating, “The people should remain calm and be of good conduct and above all go in solidarity so that whoever emerges will be supported to deliver on the needs of the people.”

“I’m convinced beyond doubt that we are going to head to the coast, there is no fear; you can see people are happy and the election is being conducted across the state. The people are happy and the conduct is good.”

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