By BASHIR BELLO, Kaduna.
There is no ending to the political woes of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Makarfi Local Government Area as the result of the Local Government elections that has just been concluded shows.
The results showed that candidates from the All Progressives Congress, APC defeated candidates of PDP at both the chairman and councilorship levels
Results of Makarfi Chairmanship & Council Polls
Engr. Kabiru Mu’azu Mayere
APC- 16, 328 Winner
PDP – 14, 739
Makarfi Ward Councilorship Result
Hon. Suleiman Adamu
APC- 1, 825 Winner
PDP – 1, 525
What is more noticeable Is the fact the PDP candidates and their supporters could not raise any false flag nor complain that the election was rigged or that underhand tactics were deployed to ensue their defeat.
GIANT CUT TO SIZE
The result of the poll indicated the era of the former Governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi who was the National Caretaker Chairman of PDP at one time is over. The PDP chieftain not only lost his ward but as well lost the whole local government area.
When contacted by our correspondent on how APC managed to bamboozled Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi grip and the PDP into submission in Makarfi, Hon.Isma’ila Aliyu Makarfi, former Commissioner of Finance, Kaduna State said.
“The result of the election you see today is as the result of good works done by Governor Nasir El Rufai. If you take a good look around Makarfi Local Government Area, you will discover access roads, feeder roads, primary healthcare centres have spring up in during the tenure of El Rufai.
“In addition, the state governor has created employment opportunities and provided social welfare programs that had empowered thousands of Makarfi citizens”
Hon Aliyu Makarfi who doubles as the Director General of the APC Campaign Council for the LG Elections and hails from the same ward as Senator Ahmed Makarfi explained that
“APC curated it’s victory at the poll long before now. In Makarfi, we built our support base from the locals and by our good works, even the PDP membership collapsed into the APC. Aside my humble self, Makarfi ward today prides herself as the primary constituency of prominent APC stakeholders who include Dr Shehu Muhammad Makarfi, Prof Yusha’u Ibrahim Ango, Ambassador Ahmad Muhammad, Prof Yahaya Ibrahim Makarfi and many others”
Hon Aliyu Makarfi went further to state that
” Today, as we speak, there is nothing like PDP in Makarfi Local Government talkless of Kaduna state”