The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has clinched two additional seats in the just concluded House of Assembly election in Kaduna State.
The PDP, which had only seven members in the Assembly after the 2015 election now has a total of nine members. This is even as 17 of the assembly members retained their seats while 16 are fresh once.
The 16 fresh legislators include Yusuf Mugu (Kaura), Suleiman Dabo (Zaria City), Aminu Ahmed (Makarfi), Bala Tagagi (Kakangi), Monday Dikko (Jaba), Mrs. Comfort Amwe (Sanga), Ishaku Chawaza (Chikun), and Salisu Bala (Igabi East)
Others are Tanimu Musa (Kachia), Ali Kalat (Jema’a), Shehu Inusa (Kubau), Faisal Abbas (Kudan), Kantiok Bako (Zonkwa), Rilwanu Gadagau (Giwa West), and Yusuf Ibrahim Labo (Giwa East).
According to the details released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the election, the elected PDP members would represent Kaura, Jema’a, Jaba, Sanga, Kajuru, Chikun, Kachia, Zangon Kataf and Zonkwa constituencies.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) retained its majority in the assembly with 24 members, three lawmakers less than it had in the 8th Assembly.
Members of the APC for the 9th Assembly will be representing Sabon Gari, Basawa, Zaria Kewaye, Zaria City, Makarfi, Soba, Maigana, Ikara, Kakangi, Magajin Gari, Igabi East, Igabi West, Kauru, Makera, Tudun Wada, Unguwan Sunusi, Kubau, Doka/Gabasawa, Kudan, Lere West, Lere East, Giwa West and Giwa East constituencies.