PDP Sweeps All 25 Chairmanship Seats in Delta

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) weekend, won all the 25 chairmanship seats in the Delta State local government council elections conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC).

The election which was held on Saturday was adjudged as peaceful, free and fair by members of the PDP.

However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which pulled out of the exercise at about 12 noon on Saturday when the election had begun, described the poll as a sham.

But the PDP in a swift reaction said it was not “surprised by the naive action and well-known attention-seeking habit of APC to wait until election day to withdraw”, saying that “the decision of the opposition party is of no consequence to the electoral process, especially since the stipulated time for all party activities concerning the elections to end, had since elapsed”.

Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), Chief Mike Ogbodu, who spoke at the commencement of the announcement of the results, said the conduct of the elections were peaceful across the state.

According to results announced by the Returning Officers of each of the local government councils, candidates of the PDP won in the 25 council areas, where candidates of other political parties, including APC contested the grass-root elections.

Ogbodu said the PDP candidate for Ethiope West, Mr. Oghenedoru Owoso was returned unopposed, adding that Certificates of Return would be presented to the Chairmen-elect, by 10 a.m. today.