Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State has won all the 16 local government councils in the just-concluded local government elections in the state, Taraba Independent Electoral Commission said on Wednesday.
TSIEC Chairman, Dr Philip Duwe, who declared the results in Jalingo, the state capital, disclosed that the ruling PDP had won the councillorship in 168 council wards in the state.
Duwe said that the election was peaceful and was held in compliance with best public hygiene protocols meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He commended the people of the state for coming out en mass to exercise their franchise during the election.
The main opposition All Progressives Congress had earlier announced it would boycott the elections in protest against alleged TSIEC’s bias.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Kunini, has congratulated all the candidates of the PDP on their victory at the polls.
Kunini said that the landslide victory enjoyed by the party was a testament that the people were comfortable with the party’s two-decade rule and, especially the ‘rescue agenda’ of Gov. Darius Ishaku.
He urged the newly-elected officials to take their mandate seriously and work hard to bring the dividends of democracy to the people.