The All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged as the winner of the Ebonyi Local Government Area election conducted on Saturday.
HausaToday reports that the Chairman of the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), Jossy Eze, made this known in Abakaliki on Sunday.
While announcing the results, Eze said the APC won all 13 chairmanship seats in the local government and all the 171 councillorship seats.
The EBSIEC chairman, therefore, commended the electorate for ensuring that the polls were free and peaceful.
He said: “By the power vested in me by the law, I hereby declare the results of the chairmanship of each of the 13 local governments as follows:
“One, Abakaliki Local Government, Mr Ebere Nwogba of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the majority of valid votes cast at the election, is hereby returned as duly elected.
“Other elected APC Chairmen included Chinedu Uburu, Ebonyi LGA; Chidiebere Uzor, Onicha LGA; Chinonso Ajah, Ohaozara LGA; Ibiam Nnajiofor, Afikpo North and Ekuma-Nkama Chima, Afikpo South.
“This commission has received, considered, validated and adopted the results of each of the 171 councillorship of the wards. That is to say that APC has won in all the wards.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties in the state boycotted the LG polls.