Katsina PDP conducts ward congress
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.