Ruling party wins local council elections in Ogun state

Sekinat Salam-Opebiyi, Abeokuta.

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Ogun state, south west Nigeria has won all the 57chairmanship seats in the local government and local council development areas.

The ruling party also won 346 councillorship seats out of the 349 available seats contested for.

The Unity Party of Nigeria won two councillor seats while the People’s Democratic Party,PDP emerged with one.

A commissioner who announced the results on behalf of the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, Mr Mutiu Agboke said the exercise was successful.

He added that running the accreditation and voting exercise simultaneously had aided the speed of the electoral process.

Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party in the south west zones has condemned the outcome of the election.

The zonal Secretary of the party, Bunmi Jenyo alleged that the election was marred by irregularities and violence.

Jenyo stressed that the council election should be cancelled.

On the other hand, the state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council Chairman, Moshood Adesina said that the election was free, fair and transparent.

Adesina added that the outcome of the election was a true representation of the performance of each political party in the election.

The local council elections were conducted by the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSIEC.

The newly elected chairmen will be sworn in on Monday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.