Wednesday, 21 February 2018

National News

Ganduje Swears In 44 Newly Elected LG Chairmen

Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has sworn in the 44 newly elected local government’s chairmen.

While speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, governor Ganduje charged the newly elected chairmen and their councillors to work hard in discharging their duties as representatives of their people.

Ganduje assured that his administration would not condone laxity and embezzlement on the part of the elected local government chairmen, noting that “You were elected by your people in order to improve their wellbeing. You should therefore work hard towards that.”

The Chairman, Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC), Professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka, while announcing the resultson Sunday, said the APC also won all the 484 councilors.

Professor Sheka said 25 political parties including Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the leading opposition political party had participated in the election.

He explained that 500 observers had applied to the commission, but only 50 observers were accredited.

The chairman, who admitted delay in the commencement of voting, however, attributed the problem to late arrival of sensitive election materials from China.

He said, "The materials arrived at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano (MAKIA) at 12am Friday and arrived at the premises of the commission at 4am same day."

The newly elected local government chairmen and their councillors were presented with their certificates by the chairman of the commission at 4pm on Sunday.