APC wins all 16 Chairmanship seats in Ekiti council poll



The State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) on Sunday declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (NAN) winners of all the 16 Chairmanship seats the local government election conducted on Saturday .

Results of the 177 Councillorship seats were, however, being awaited as at the time of filing this report.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chairman of the commission , Jide Aladejana, had declared the results Ado .

Aladejana said contrary to reports, no death was recorded at any polling booth on Saturday.

” Nobody was killed at Ward 7 Unit 006 Ikere on Saturday . Nobody was shot, though we heard that someone came violently and made away with unused ballot papers

” Even in the whole unit, there were just 280 voters and this does in any way vitiate the outcome,” he said.

Describing the election as peaceful , Aladejana commended the security in the state for ensuring that no one was intimidated during the poll.

NAN reports that a of 14 parties participated in the election , the APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

Meanwhile, the PDP in the state has rejected the outcome of the poll as announced by EKSIEC, describing it as concorted and unacceptable.

Reacting to the results on Sunday, the Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, said PDP might head for the court.

” From what we heard all over the state, the election was riddled with violence in most places, especially in Ikere where one person was reportedky killed and about four others sustained injuries,” he said. (NAN)