Ekiti LG Polls: PDP rejects outcome, describes it as concocted, unacceptable
The main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the cancellation of the Local Government election in Ekiti State and prosecution of everyone culpable in the killings recorded.
It also describing the election as one compromised by the party in power, concocted and unacceptable.
Reacting to the results on Sunday, the Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, said PDP might head for the court.
“From what we heard all over the state, the election was riddled with violence in most places, especially in Ikere Ekiti where one person was reportedly killed and about four others sustained injuries,” he said.
The All progressives congress APC cleared all the 16 chairmanship seats in the Saturday election.
Returning officers across the sixteen local governments presented the results today at the head office of the State Independent Electoral Commission.
The election, peaceful to a large extent however recorded violence in ward 8, unit 2, Ikere Ekiti where the process was disrupted by thugs who attacked a building while scattering and mutilating ballot papers.
A violent clash reported at another voting point in the town led to the death of a young man.
Chairman of the commission, Justice Jide Aladejana, had declared the results in Ado Ekiti.
Aladejana said contrary to reports, no death was recorded at any polling booth on Saturday.
“Nobody was killed at Ward 7 Unit 006 in Ikere on Saturday . Nobody was shot, though we heard that someone came violently and made away with unused ballot papers Even in the whole unit, there were just 280 registered voters and this does not in any way vitiate the outcome,” he said.
Describing the election as peaceful, Aladejana commended the security agencies in the state for ensuring that no one was intimidated during the poll.
A total of 14 political parties participated in the election , including the APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).