An upset was created on Saturday, as the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, lost the local government election in his polling unit.
Announcing the results for the polling unit, Mohammed Sani, the presiding officer, said in the chairmanship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 86 votes while the APC secured 62 votes.
Earlier, el-Rufai had expressed disappointment over the low turnout of voters during the election exercise.
The governor attributed the low turnout to the late arrival of some of the election materials.
“What worries me is that I noticed that people didn’t turn out much,” he had said.
“I know that in many polling units, there were challenges with the Electronic Voting Machines.
“Some machines were taken to the wrong polling units, so they had to be changed. So people who came out early to vote, thought that the voting had not started.”
He, however, said there has been a significant improvement in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) compared to the ones used in the 2018 LG polls.
The governor had also said his administration is committed to free and fair elections in the state and that he would allow the people of Kaduna to elect who they want.
“As I said several times, we are not going to behave like other parties or other state governments where the ruling parties win everything,” he had said.
“We will allow the people of Kaduna state to elect who they want, we do not have to win everywhere.
“We don’t believe in cheating, we don’t believe in rigging elections, but we also do not believe that others should cheat us.”
Some electoral officers were assaulted by suspected hoodlums, it was also gathered.