The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has recorded a major electoral victory in Ondo state, sweeping all 18 local government chairmanship seats in the state thereby setting the tone for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The PDP equally earned the highest number of votes in 202 out of 203 wards in the state to produce the councillors in those wards.
Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC), Prof Olugbenga Ige, while announcing the results at a post-election news conference in Akure, said the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) won the councillorship election at Ward 9, Oba-Ile in the Akure North local government area.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 14 political parties participated in the election that was adjudged free and fair by stakeholders.
Ige said that ODIEC was determined to carry all political parties along in its drive to move the state forward by entrenching democracy at the grassroots.
PDP’s massive electoral conquest at the council polls will surely put the All Progressives Congress (APC) on their feet as preparations heighten for the governorship election to take place later this year.
The APC has many times vowed to produce a successor to Ondo state Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the PDP and presently has two serving senators, Tayo Alasoadura and Robert Ajayi Boroffice, among others aspiring to fly the party’s flag at the governorship polls.
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