The All Progressive Congress has cleared all 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in Saturday’s local government election in Ekiti state.
According to The Nation, the Ekiti state Independent Electoral Commission, Justice Cornelius Akintayo rtd, said the ruling APC won all the 38 chairmanship and 177 councilor seats in the state.
Akintayo who said that the election was conducted in line with the electoral law of the state, applauded the people of Ekiti for their peaceful conduct during and after the poll.
He also commended the eight political parties that participated in the election for their sportsmanship and the electoral officials for exhibiting professionalism in the conduct of the poll.
The parties on the ballot include the All Progressive Congress, Action Alliance Action Democratic Party, New Nigerian People’s Party, African Democratic Party Party, Labour Party, People’s Redemption Party and Zenith Labour Party.
The main opposition People Democratic Party and Social Democratic Party boycotted the local government election.
The election was held in all 16 local government areas and 22 Local Council Development Areas and across the 177 wards in the state.