According to Vanguard, Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress APC winners of all the 16 Chairmanship seats in the local government election conducted on Saturday.
Results of the 177 Councillor-ship seats were, however, still being awaited as at the time of filing this report. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chairman of the commission, Justice Jide Aladejana, had declared the results in Ado Ekiti.
Aladejana said contrary to reports, no death was recorded at any polling booth on Saturday. ” Nobody was killed at Ward 7 Unit 006 in 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 registered voters and this does not in any way vitiate the outcome,” he said.
Describing the election as peaceful, Aladejana commended the security agencies in the state for ensuring that no one was intimidated during the poll. NAN reports that a total of 14 political parties participated in the election, including the APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).