By Muhammed Shaeed
At the just-concluded local government council election that was held in Tara a state on Saturday, candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the chairmanship positions.
This was disclosed on Sunday while declaring the results of the election at the commission’s headquarters in Jalingo by Philip Duwe, chairman of Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC).
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.”
He further stated that, “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 can not have absolute control over anything.”