PDP Sweeps All Ondo LG Chairmanship Seats

Prof. Olugbenga Ige, ODIEC

Prof. Olugbenga Ige, ODIEC

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has announced the final results of Sunday’s local government elections in the state.

Announcing the results at the ODIEC office in Akure, the Chairman, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, announced 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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