Delta Council Poll: PDP wins 22 LGAs, as DSIEC orders rerun in two councils

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday in Asaba won 23 out of the 25 local government areas of Delta in Saturday’s council elections across the state.

Mike Ogbodu, Chairman, Delta state Independent Electoral Commission, (DESIEC)

Chairman of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), Mr Mike Ogbodu, gave the details when he announced the results on Sunday in Asaba.

He said that PDP won the chairmanship elections in 23 local government areas.

According to him, elections have been postponed in Ethiope East and Ughelli North areas due to reports of violence which has resulted in the burning of the DSIEC office in Ughelli.

He said elections in the two council areas would be held on Jan. 9, 2018.

“Following the completion of collation and counting of results from the chairmanship and councillorship elections held last Saturday across the state, I wish to announce that the PDP won the chairmanship elections in 23 local government areas.

“Election in Ethiope East and Ughelli North were postponed due to reports of hostility that were deemed not suitable for the conduct of elections.

“However, the commission wishes to announce that chairmanship and councillorship elections in the two local councils will now hold on Tuesday, January 9, 2018,” Ogbodu said.

Ogbodu said that the PDP also won 424 councillorship seats across the state, adding that 59 councillorship candidates of the PDP were returned unopposed.

He, however, disclosed that councillorship elections could also not hold in Ward 2 and Ward 4 in Oshimili North local government area.

He said elections could not hold in those wards as a result of a court order restraining the conduct of elections there.

According to him, the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) won one councillorship seat in Ward 2, Aniocha North local government area.

(NAN)

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