Vice President Namadi Sambo yesterday lost his Kaduna North local government area to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the local government elections.
Despite a strong financial base and the political support of the Vice-President’s associates, his candidate, Bala Gogo, lost to an unknown young man in his early 30s, Samaila Suleiman of the CPC.
It would be recalled that in the 2011 general elections, Sambo also lost to the CPC in all the elections, including the presidential contest in which he was the running mate to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sources in Kaduna who actively participated in the elections said the election confirms that Sambo has no grip of the political terrain of Kaduna and only operates at a level which has no bearing on the ground.
The political balance in Kaduna now means that all State Assembly members, House of Representatives and Senators from Sambo’s local government are of CPC extraction.
The Vice President did not turn up for the elections, as he was said to have been away in London, returning to Abuja just this morning.
The Kaduna State Independent National Electoral Commission is billed to address the press later with comprehensive results and details of yesterday’s elections.