APC Wins All 38 Chairmanship, 177 Councilorship Seats In Ekiti

By Damilare Adeleye
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The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won all 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in Saturday’s local government election in Ekiti State.

It was recalled that the election was held in all 16 local government areas and 22 Local Council Development Areas and across the 177 wards in the state.

Announcing the result on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Justice Cornelius Akintayo (rtd), Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, said the ruling APC won all 38 chairmanship and 177 councillor seats in the state.

Akintayo, who said that the election was conducted in line with the state’s electoral law, hailed the people of Ekiti for their peaceful conduct during and after the poll.

He also applauded the eight political parties that participated in the election for their sportsmanship and the electoral officials for exhibiting professionalism in the conduct of the poll.

The parties on the ballot include the APC, Action Alliance (AA), Action Democratic Congress (ADC), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), African Democratic Party (ADP), Labour Party (LP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

Meanwhile, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), stayed away from the local government election.