The Punch reported that the opposition party also won nine councilorship positions, while the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), won only one seat. The PDP in Kajuru LGA, Kaduna state, wins the chairmanship election in the local government area of the state.
The Returning Officer, Dr Ibrahim DanMaraya from Kaduna State University, declared the results.
He said Ibrahim Gajere polled 14,432 to floor the immediate past chairman and candidate of the APC, Cafra AB Caino, who trailed behind with 9,095 votes.
In his words: “Hon. Gajere 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."
See some reactions from Facebook below:
Uyi Josiah said:
"Congratulations to the Governor for allowing local government elections to be transparent."
Agijohnson Onahi said:
"Congrats to the honourable chairman, up PDP power to the people."
Abbah Musa said:
"Nobody seems to commend the governor for allowing a fair play. We know how it is in other states of APC and PDP."
Anunobi Victor Chinenye said:
"I really commend his courage to tell Nigerians that there's possibility of conducting a free and fair election without fear of losing.
"I believe Buhari will emulate him on this come 2023 general election."
Nurudeen Lawal said:
"Mr governor really allowed fair play but he knows allowing free/fair election is the only way for him to maintain his credibility.