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PDP sweeps Enugu LG polls; Police arrest 4 for minor explosions; It was free, fair, credible – Electoral Commission boss

By Stanley Nwanosike

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has swept the 14 chairmanship election results released by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) in Saturday’s  local government election.

The party also swept all ward councillorship positions in 11 Local Government Areas also announced by the commission.

The Chairman of ENSIEC, Dr Mike Ajogwu, announced the results at ENSIEC headquarters in Enugu on Sunday.

Ajogwu, who is also the Chief Returning Officer for the poll, said that the results of three council areas had not been collated because they arrived late.

He noted that the council areas the results of which were yet to be concluded were: Enugu North, Awgu and Udi Local Government Areas, adding that the results of six local government areas councilorship had not arrived.

“So far, so good, the election had been credible, free and fair from ENSIEC assessment.

“I want to thank both the media, security agencies and Enugu State residents for making it a huge success,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that there are 17 local governments and 261 political wards in the state.

Ajogwu also denied  reports of violence during the election.

“I monitored the election; anybody that was part of the process will find out that it was very free, fair and very credible.

“All the result sheets were genuine; claims of fake result sheets were false; nobody can contemplate anything fake here.”

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Enugu State on Sunday, has said it arrested four persons during the local government election in Enugu state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was conducted simultaneously in the council areas and political wards in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

Amaraizu said the command had also commenced investigation into the two minor explosions that occurred during the election in the outskirts of Enugu.

He, however, said that the command had no record of loss of life or anybody or group coming to report any incident of death as a result of the election.

“There is no loss of any life in the period of the exercise throughout the state.

“Four persons were arrested at Obeagu Amechi in Awkunanaw community within Enugu South Local Government Area, following the explosion in the community far from any polling centre.

“They are helping the operatives in their investigations.

“The explosion at the coal camp axis of the state in the morning of Nov. 4, before the election took place at a spare parts workshop by the entrance of the road.

“The road leads to the polling station but the incident never interfered with the electoral activities,” he said.

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