The final results of Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Kaduna State showed that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 70 percent of the seats contested.
The ruling All Progressives Congress won four while LP secured 2 seats, representing 20% and 10% respectively.
The feat could be attributed to the former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district and Civil Rights activist, Shehu Sani-led PDP Technical Committee.
The Committee designed a functional strategy to upstage the All Progressives Congress, APC National Assembly and Nasir El-Rufai’s preferred candidates in Kaduna in last Saturday’s elections and it perfectly worked, given the outcome that was released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Prior to the election, a technical Committee was inaugurated by the Kaduna State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party with Shehu Sani as Chairman while a former Commissioner in Kaduna State, Mohammed Wusolo and ex-Kaduna House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Farakwai serve as members.
The Committee was mandated to mobilise members, and voters and reach out to women and youth groups across party lines.
This is in addition to traditional rulers, workers and the aggrieved retrenched teachers in the State.
According to Sani who spoke with our correspondent, the All Progressives Congress consistently engaged Islamic clerics in their propaganda while Labour Party uses Christian Clerics but the Committee chose to engage workers, teachers and the bandits-riddled parts of Kaduna State.
The PDP got 10 of the 16 Federal Constituency seats in Kaduna as follows:
Kaduna North – Alhaji Khalid Mustapha (PDP)
Kaduna Central – Alhaji Lawal Umar (PDP)
Kaduna South – Mr Sunday Katanga (PDP)
Birningwari/Giwa- Mr Zubairu Jibrin (APC)
Kaduna North – Mr Bello El-Rufai (APC)
Lere – Mr Ahmed Munir (APC)
Zaria – Mr Tajudeen Abbas (APC)
Jema’a/ Sanga – Mr Daniel Amos (PDP)
Sabongari – Mr Sadiq Abdullahi (PDP)
Kachia/Kagarko – Mr David Gurara (PDP)
Kauru – Mr Bashir Yusuf (PDP)
Soba – Mr Yahaya Richifa (PDP)
Igabi – Mr Hussaini Jalo (PDP)
Zangon Kataf/Jaba – Mr Amos Gwamna (PDP)
Ikara/Kubau – Mr Aliyu Mustapha (PDP)
Kaduna South – Mr Abdulkarim Kero (PDP)
Makarfi/Kudan – Mr Umar Ajilo (PDP)
Kaura – Mr Donatus Mathew (LP)
Chikun/Kajuru – Mr Ekene Adams (LP)