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APC kicks as PDP wins 33 chairmanship seats in Oyo LG poll

Oyo assembly approves Makinde’s request to access N10bn counterpart fund

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 33 chairmanship seats in last Saturday’s local council elections in Oyo State.

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) conducted the local government election with the closest contender being the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the main opposition kicked against what it described as shambolic outing of the State Independent Electoral Commission..

Isiaka Olagunju, OYSIEC Chairman, stated that the victory of PDP after results were presented and announced by the Returning Officers.

Olagunju, who commended conduct of the poll, however described it as free, fair, credible and violence-free.

He appreciated the efforts of the electoral officers as well as other stakeholders and security agencies who worked in harmony for the success of the elections.

The OYSIEC Chairman, who stated that there are areas of improvement to be worked on, said the detailed report of the election would be presented to the state government.

But Oyo APC said the Council election was a sham capable of causing the state untold disrepute if allowed to stand.

In a statement issued Saturday and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, the broom party said “and for this not to happen, the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has to halt the exercise and reschedule it for another day when it is ready to conduct a free, fair and credible poll.

Alleged reports from across the State indicate that cases of non-availability of election officials, disenfranchisement of eligible voters, shortage of voting materials, violence and threat to life were recorded while the electoral commission appear d helpless to rescue the situation even as voters waited endlessly in most the places affected.

The statement said “another opportunity to deepen democracy and return power to the people at the grassroots has had to be missed due to the insensitivity and insincerity on the part of the ruling class in the state.

Meanwhile, Oyo state government wh congratulated the winners said that the victory of all PDP candidates in the LG elections was predictable.

In a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Dotun Oyelade, after the announcement of the results, the outstanding performance of Governor Seyi Makinde in the last five years was the major reason why the election turned out to be one-sided.

The Commissioner also attributed the election result to the quality of the candidates which the ruling party presented.

“This is a glowing tribute to the governor and his government as this is the last election under his watch till 2027 when he and the just elected LG chairmen and councillors will end their tenures.”

The Information Commissioner observed that surprisingly the opposition party started rehearsing their complaints barely 30 minutes to the commencement of the elections yesterday morning.

He charged them to behave like sportsmen and stop mixing fantasy with democracy.

The Commissioner saluted the commitments of the security team, the OYSIEC chairman and his team for daring to make a difference after the challenges of the past two Local Govt elections

The Full Results:

IBADAN NORTH WEST LG

APC – 3848
PDP – 21810

OGBOMOSO NORTH LG

APC – 4691
PDP – 13681

AKINYELE LG

APC – 3477
PDP – 66325

IBARAPA CENTRAL LG

APC – 3500
PDP – 14124

IBADAN SOUTH EAST LG

APC – XX
PDP – 23220

ATIBA LG

APC – 5086
PDP – 19259

ITESIWAJU LG

APC – 3795
PDP – 7303

ATISBO LG

APC – 6567
PDP – 25336

EGBEDA LG

APC – 5637
PDP – 24573

IWAJOWA LG

APC – 2969
PDP – 5610

AFIJIO LG

APC – 1108
PDP – 18662

OYO WEST LG

APC – 3712
PDP – 12974

ORIIRE LG

APC – 5579
PDP – 15301

LAGELU LG

APC – 4172
PDP – 65786

OLUYOLE LG

APC – 3536
PDP – 17063

IBARAPA NORTH LG

APC – 6963
PDP – 17307

OYO EAST LG

APC – 3051
PDP – 27567

ONA ARA LG

APC – 4187
PDP – 13093

IBADAN NORTH LG

APC – 5548
PDP – 73240

IBADAN SOUTH WEST LG

APC – 5978
PDP – 25702

IBADAN NORTH EAST LG

APC – 7458
PDP – 17920

ORELOPE LG

APC -1664
PDP – 24569

IREPO LG

APC – 2638
PDP – 17447

SURULERE LG

APC – 1619
PDP – 19493

KAJOLA LG

APC – 9373
PDP – 11232

OGO OLUWA LG

APC – 854
PDP – 9011

OLORUNSOGO LG

APC – 3002
PDP – 8501

IDO LG

APC – 3059
PDP – 20059

IBARAPA EAST LG

APC – 1606
PDP – 13896

ISEYIN LG

APC – 8241
PDP – 69896

SAKI EAST LG

APC – 1571
PDP – 9732

SAKI WEST LG

APC – 4920
PDP – 19621

OGBOMOSO SOUTH LG

APC – 3471
PDP – 20102