November 20, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State has won all the chairmanship positions at the just-concluded local government (LG) council election, which was held in the state on Saturday.
A total of six political parties contested for both chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 168 electoral wards across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Chairman of the Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission, Philip duwe, declared that the PDP won all the chairmanship positions.
“This election was keenly contested by six political parties and the PDP has won overwhelmingly from the results here declared.
“The results announced at the local government collation centres are legally valid and what we are doing is just to validate what has been announced.
“We are very grateful to the media for the objective coverage from the onset of this journey to this point.
“Despite the hard times, you have shown absolute commitment and resilience. You have served your fatherland excellently and you can hold your shoulders high.
“To assert credibility, we must get as much observation and criticisms of what we are doing and suggestions of ways we can improve.
“I led a team of highly respected journalists, election observers and other people to a polling unit and we did not see any election activity happening.
“This should tell you that we did not teleguide anything. Otherwise, I would not have led a team to such a place. So I must admit that this is a process and you cannot have absolute control over anything.
“Those who have won, this may be your good day, but be humble and grateful in victory. If you have lost, it could be a bad day, but the bad days will expire. Be prayerful and focused”, he said.