- The PDP had a clean sweep of the council elections in Cross River state
- The results were announced on Sunday, May 31, by the state electoral commission
- The council elections were contested by just five political parties on Saturday, May 30
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has recorded another massive victory in the local government council elections in Cross River state, held across 18 councils and 196 electoral wards.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the party won in all the 18 councils of the state in the election held on Saturday, May 30.
The results were declared by Mike Ushie, the chairman, Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), at a press briefing on Sunday, May 31.
Ushie said the PDP won in the following local government areas Akamkpa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Calabar Municipality, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obubura, Odukpani, and Yakurr.
The election was contested by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Labour Party, Young Progressive Party (YPP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and the PDP.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported about how the local government council elections in Benue state ended heavily in favour of the PDP.
The party had a victorious outing in council elections held across the 23 local government areas of the state despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The party also won all the 276 councilorship positions in the election. The results were confirmed by the chairman of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, Terso Loko.
Loko said the voting in the 3,691 polling units across the state were quite peaceful. However, the APC was missing in the polls in which only five political parties Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party (LP), African Action Congress (AAC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the PDP participated.
In other news from Cross River, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a team of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has visited the south-south to probe the coronavirus-free status of the state.
Since February that Nigeria confirmed its index Covid-19 case, Cross River state has not recorded a single case of the infectious disease.
Cross River is the only state in the country that has no coronavirus case as Kogi state, the other state with no Covid-19 joined the list on Wednesday, May 27 with two cases.
The team found out some key factors why the south-south state has not recorded a single case. Some of the factors include inadequacy of surveillance system, low testing capacity and shortage of personnel.
COVID-19 Update: Why there are no cases in Kogi, Cross River states | Legit TV