PDP Sweeps Delta Local Government Elections
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won 23 of the 25 local council elections held in Delta state over the weekend.
Elections in the two remaining local governments, Ughelli North and Ethiope East have been postponed till Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
The election in both council areas were marred by violence.
In Ughelli North, the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) office was set on fire by arms-wielding thugs, while there was widespread violence in Ethiope East.
The PDP also won 424 councillorship seats across the state while the All Progressives Congress (APC) won one councillorship seat in Ward 2, Aniocha North local government area.
The Chairman, Delta Independent Election Commission, (DSIEC), Mike Ogbodu who declared the results in Asaba-the Delta State Capital, said 59 PDP councilors were returned unopposed.
However, the APC in the state has kicked against the exercise, describing the conduct and subsequent results as a big sham.
The state chairman of the APC, Jones Erue alleged that the election was conducted without substantial compliance with relevant laws.
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