- The PDP is missing on the list of cleared political parties for the forthcoming Ekiti state local government council election
- Justice Jide Aladejana, the chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), confirmed the political development
- The election would hold across 16 LGAs, 19 local council development areas (LCDAs) and 2,195 polling units in the state
The chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), Justice Jide Aladejana, disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti.
Aladejana gave the assurance that the election would be free, fair and credible, adding that no politician would be allowed to manipulate the outcome of the LG poll.
Six political parties participating
He identified the political parties taking part in the chairmanship and councillorship elections as:
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1. Action Alliance (AA)
2. African Democratic Congress (ADC)
3. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
4. All Progressives ongress (APC)
5. National Reduce Movement (NRM)
6. Young Progressives Party (YPP)
Elections will be held across the 16 statutorily recognised local governments, 19 Local Council Development Authorities (LCDA) and 2,195 polling units, Daily Trust added.
According to him, security agencies and the commission have perfected strategies for credible elections.
Jubilation as PDP defeats APC in rescheduled LG election in Kaduna
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Francis Zimbo, the chairmanship candidate of the PDP in the Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna state was declared winner.
The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission declared Zimbo, PDP as the winner of the resheduled chairmanship elections held on Saturday, October 23.
According to Nuhu Garba, the returning officer, Zimbo secured 28,771 votes to defeat John Hassan, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 19,509 votes.
LG Election: APC suffers defeat as tribunal revokes party's victory, declares PDP winner
The court declared the lawful candidate of the PDP the winner of the councillorship position.
The five-man tribunal headed by Justice Morenike Obadina also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Onyeahasi Omolabake.