BREAKING: Winners Emerge in All 33 LGAs In Oyo Local Government Election

BREAKING: Winners Emerge in All 33 LGAs In Oyo Local Government Election

  • The PDP has secured victory in all 33 chairmanship seats in the local government area election in Oyo state
  • The results were announced by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) on Sunday, April 28, amid reports of voting irregularities
  • Senator Teslim Folarin, the APC's gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state in the 2023 elections, criticised Governor Makinde and OYSIEC for their handling of the elections

Legit.ng journalist Nurudeen Lawal has 8 years of experience covering political campaigns and elections

Ibadan, Oyo state - The candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state's local government area election conducted on Saturday, April 27, have won all 33 chairmanship seats.

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) announced the result on Sunday, April 28, amid the reports of irregularities during the voting process, Channels TV reported.

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Oyo State LGA Elections/PDP Wins All 33 LGAs
The PDP candidates in Oyo state's LGA election conducted on Saturday, April 27, have won all 33 chairmanship seats. Photo credit: @theayoadams
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The state electoral body is yet to release the full breakdown of the results at the time of filing this report.

Oyo LGA election: Teslim Folarin tackles Makinde

Meanwhile, Senator Teslim Folarin, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state in the 2023 elections, has condemned the LGA elections.

Folarin, in a statement sighted by Legit.ng, criticised Governor Seyi Makinde and OYSIEC for their handling of the local government elections, calling it a charade.

The APC chieftain said despite assurances of openness and fairness, no elections took place in Oyo state.

He accused Governor Makinde of consistently opposing the local government system, which, according to him, has hindered grassroots development.

Folarin also alleged that the ruling party in the state, the PDP, disenfranchised voters, creating discrepancies in ad hoc staff lists and election materials.

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Oyo govt restricts movement on Saturday, gives reason

Meanwhile, the Oyo state chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC), has also condemned the election, describing it as charade.

The party, in a statement signed by the state chairman, Kayode Babayomi, accused OSYIEC and the PDP of orchestrating "a show of shame, a monumental electoral heist that should not be acknowledged by well-meaning Nigerians."

LGA elections: Oyo govt restricts movement

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Seyi Makinde-led Oyo state government declared a total restriction of vehicle movement for the duration of Saturday’s local government election in the state.

The restriction took place from 6am to 4pm on Saturday, April 27.

The LG poll was held in the 33 local government areas of Oyo state between 8 am and 3 pm for the councillorship and chairmanship positions.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nurudeen Lawal (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist with a wealth of experience spanning over 8 years. He received his B/Arts degree in Literature-in-English from OAU. Lawal is the Head of the Politics/CA Desk at Legit.ng, where he applies his expertise to provide incisive coverage of events. He was named the Political Desk Head of the Year (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award 2023). He is also a certified fact-checker (Dubawa fellowship, 2020). Contact him at lawal.nurudeen@corp.legit.ng or +2347057737768.

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