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PDP wins all LG seats in Ondo elections

Dr Olusegun Mimiko
Dr Olusegun Mimiko
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the chairmanship seats in the local government elections in Ondo State.
This is just as the All Progressive Congress (APC), failed to stop the election as the Federal High Court sitting in Akure struck out cases, instituted by the party, for lack of jurisdiction and abuse of court process.
The poll, which witnessed a poor turnout of voters, also saw the ruling party winning 202 of the 203 councillorship seats, leaving one for ACPN.
During the announcement of the results, Sunday, Chairman of the Ondo Independent Electoral Commission, Olugbenga Ige, said 14 political parties participated in the local government elections, adding that initially it was 15, but PPA later announced its withdrawal, citing its inability to field candidates for the election.
The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has announced the final results of Sunday’s local government elections in the state.
Ige said that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the 18 chairmanship positions.
He added that the PDP also won 202 councillorship seats out of the 203 seats available, while the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) won the remaining one seat.
He described the conduct of the election as peaceful and the results very impressive.
The APC, which is the major opposition party in the state, ‎has since decided to boycott the elections, which held on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
This was after the Federal Court of Appeal ‎in Akure, the Ondo State capital struck out the case filed by the party to stop the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission from conducting the local government election.
The Appeal Court held that the Federal High Court does not have the jurisdiction over matters involving the conduct of local government elections.

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