Enugu LG Polls: PDP Records Landslide Victory, Takes All 17 Chairmanship, 260 Councillorship Positions

Enugu LG Polls: PDP Records Landslide Victory, Takes All 17 Chairmanship, 260 Councillorship Positions

  • The Enugu state chapter of the PDP has recorded a clean sweep of last Wednesday’s council elections held across the 17 Local Government Areas, LGAs
  • Nigeria's main opposition party also cleared all the 260 available councillorship positions at the poll
  • Earlier, unknown gunmen attacked voters at Obeagu in Enugu South LG and Akpugo in Nkanu West LGA, where some vehicles were set ablaze and voters killed

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state has won all the 17 chairmanship and 260 councillorship seats in the local government elections held in the state on Wednesday, February 23.

The party beat the 10 other political parties that contested in the council elections with wide margins, The Guardian reports.

Declaring the PDP chairmanship candidates winners at the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), the Returning Officer, Dr Mike Ajogwu, noted that they did exceptionally well.

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PDP sweeps council polls in Enugu State, takes all 17 chairmanship, 260 councillorship positions
The Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), on Thursday, announced the results of the February 23, 2022 LG Elections. Photo credit: Daily Post
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Presentation of certificates

Ajogwu, who is also the chairman of ENSIEC, presented Certificates-of-Returning to the chairmen-elect and said a similar exercise would be held for the 260 councillors-elect at the commission’s headquarters on Friday, February 25.

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