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APC sweeps Yobe Local government polls

All Progressives Congress, APC has won all seventeen chairmanship seats contested for in the Yobe local government elections.

Announcing the results in Damaturu, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Jauro, said APC secured 999,700 of the 1.2 milion votes cast during Saturday’s elections.

He said the party also won the entire councillorship seats contested for.

The chairman said the electoral body did not receive any complaints from any quarters on the conduct of the elections.

Alhaji Jauro said the successful conduct of the polls is a proof that peace has returned to the state.

Accorfing to reports, there has been fears that the poor security situation in the state, following insurgents’ activities, would affect the polls’ conduct.

However, the spokesman of the Military Joint Task Force in the state, Captain Eli Lazarus, told Newsmen that the force has not received any report of security breach during the polls.

Ten political parties participated in the elections, with the main opposition party in the state, the PDP, boycotting the polls.

The party had cited the security situation as its reason for not taking part in the elections.

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