The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate in Jaba local government area of Kaduna State, Philip Gwada has won the Sept. 4 chairmanship election.
Mr Peter Enefola Omale, the Returning Officer, declared Gwada of the PDP winner of the election on Sunday at the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) office in the Local Government Area at about 11:pm in Kwoi, the headquarters of Jaba Local Government Area.
Mr Omale explained that Mr Gwada scored 9,012 votes to defeat the closest candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Benjamin Jock, who polled 5,640 votes.
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According to the Returning Officer, “Therefore, Hon. Philip Gwada of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby, declared winner of the election and returned elected.”
Recall that one Prof. Kamal Bello, who was earlier deployed as the Local Government Returning officer, refused to show up at the collation centre after he has taken delivery of the original result sheets.
Also, the result sheets of three wards, (Nok, Chori and Samban) were nowhere to be found at the collation centre with the original result sheets.
The Returning officer of Nok, identified as Sabo Douglas Dogara from the Kaduna State University absconded.
However, the new Returning Officer collated and announced the result.
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