Ekiti SIEC Announces Results for LG Poll 2023

Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won last Saturday’s all 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in local council election in Ekiti State.

The declaration was made at the situation room of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) in Ado Ekiti, where the Returning Officers in all the Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) took turns to present the results of the various council areas.

Addressing the gathering in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, the EKSIEC Chairman, Justice Cornelius Akintayo (rtd), applauded Ekitikete for the peaceful atmosphere under which the election was conducted.

He also commended the parties that took part in the election for their sportsmanship spirit as well as the staff who worked on the field, the security agents, and the media for a job well done.

EKSIEC Commissioners and principal officers joined their chairman at the presentation of the election results.

Political parties on the ballot of the election included Action Alliance (AA), Action Democratic Party (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP), All Progressives Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

Meanwhile, the state Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, expressed delight that people at the grassroots were able to choose their representatives at local government and the 177 wards without fear or threat or any form of crisis.

The governor, who addressed journalists shortly after casting his vote at his Ikogosi country home in the first local government council election conducted by his administration, voted at his Ward 6, Unit 003 Okelele Street, Ikogosi-Ekiti around 11.40a.m. last Saturday and commended the SIEC for a seamless and peaceful electoral process.

He also thanked Ekiti electorate for the peaceful conduct in the election which took place in all the 16 LGAs and 22 LCDAs.

Governor Oyebanji described local government election as strategic and fundamental to the delivery of dividends of democracy to the grassroots.

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