KADUNA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION RESULTS
STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION
NOTES ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL
GENERAL ELECTION1 MARCH, 2004: KADUNA STATE
General election exercise in Kaduna State was carried out on the
27th March, 2004 in all but three Local Government Areas. The three
Local Government Areas election exercise was conducted four days
later, on the 31st day March, 2004
The General Election proper, was preceded by a series of activities
i) Drawing up an Election Programme before hand.
of notice, three months earlier,
iii) Procurement and taking delivery of all manner of materials
excluding sensitive ones.
iv) Embarking on sensitization and enlightenment programme.
v) Series of parleys and consultative meetings with
the leaders and executives of political
parties in the State.
vi) Meeting with security agents at both the State and Local
vii) Recruitment and training of electoral personnel (Ad hoc Staff)
Trainers (Electoral Supervisors) Training at Headquarters.
Ad Hoc staff training at the various LG Headquarters and other convenient
viii) Screening of candidates nominated by the Parties and display
of list of eligible contestants
ix) Delivery of ballot boxes and all non sensitive materials
to the Local Government Headquarters
about a fortnight to the election date
x) Deployment of Ad hoc Staff
xi) Prompt distribution and delivery of sensitive items
to the Local Government Areas.
Nine (9) of
the Thirty (30) Registered Political Parties fielded candidates
in varying degrees of participation, these are:
Alliance For Democracy (AD)
All Nigeria peoples Party (ANPP)
All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA)
National Democratic Party (NDP)
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Peoples Remption Party (PRP)
United Nigeria Peoples Party (UNPP)
under review carried out in 255 Wards comprising 5108 Polling Units
culminated in the election of:
Council Chairmen, 21 PDP and 2 - ANPP
255 Councillors, 210 - PDP; 41-ANPP and 3 AD
A total of 1,370,375
votes were cast for the Chairmanship election and 9,844 for all
The total registered
voters in Kaduna State is 2,509,110. thus 54.6.% 53.6% voter turnout
was achieved respectively.
exercise, successfully conducted throughout the State, was fair
and peaceful barring its postponement in three of the LGAs the in
the same month, due to short supply of ballot papers to them, an
dent traceable to a fault in the distribution system.
exercise, successfully conducted throughout the State, was free
fair and peaceful barring its postponement in three of the LGAs
the days in the same month, due to short supply of ballot papers
to them, an incident traceable to a fault inthe distribution system.
Political parties and other prominent individuals all domonstrated
interest in the particular persons eventually to officiate in the
election, for reasons best known to themselves alone.
To ensure authenticity
and credibility, the Chairmanship votes were collated by a different
person (Collating Officer) while the LG Electoral/Supervisor (Officer)
made the declaration of the winner.
of votes and declaration of results were done at the Ward and Local
Government levels respectively while a summation of the overall
result and the perfornamce of the individual participating Political
Parties was given in two press briefings at the State Headquarters.
Monitoring Group (TMG) report made some frivolous and unsubstantiated
claims for alleged illegal stuffing of ballot boxes with ballot
papers, but without specifying the centre or centres where it happened
and or the beneficiaries.
received some commendation from one of the participating Political