Katsina PDP con­ducts ward congress

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Atika Balal, Katsina

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State has con­ducted its ward congress to elect of­fi­cials for the 361 wards across the state.

Chair­man of the ward congress com­mit­tee, Bello Dan­tata, who spoke to news­men af­ter the ex­er­cise, said the elec­tion went on smoothly, adding that it was con­ducted in line with the party guide­lines.

Dan­tata, who led a five-man congress com­mit­tee, said 17 of­fi­cers and three ad hoc del­e­gates were elected in each ward.

“There was a level play­ing ground. It was an open bal­lot sys­tem and elected of­fi­cials were an­nounced there and then,” he added.

He com­mended par­tic­i­pants for their or­der­li­ness and se­cu­rity per­son­nel for en­sur­ing the smooth con­duct of the ex­er­cise.

Daily Trust re­ports that vir­tu­ally all for­mer of­fi­cials were re­turned to their po­si­tions, while a few, who have spent sev­eral years in the same po­si­tion, were elected to new po­si­tions.

While the ex­er­cise was con­cluded as early as 11:00 am in places like Bata­garawa A, it took a longer time to be­gin in places like Abukur ward.

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