The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has won 23 of the state’s 26 assembly seats.
This comes as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of Saturday’s House of Assembly election in Ekiti state’s twenty-six state constituencies.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the official INEC results show that the APC won 23 seats, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) got two seats, and the other seat was declared inconclusive.
Tope Akanmu, the state’s INEC head of voter education and publicity, explained that the election in Ido-Osi constituency 1 could not produce a clear winner due to the lead margin principle, which was applied after violence erupted in some polling units yesterday.
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This is due to the fact that the margin of the lead principle indicated a need for supplementary elections to be held in three Polling Units before a clear winner could emerge. This was born out of violent disruption of the voting process in three polling units of PU 003, PU 012, and PU 014, all in Registration Area (Ward) 01.
The INEC official however said a supplementary poll would be conducted in the affected polling units later to be decided by the commission.
Below are the winners from the state assembly elections;
Ayo Adegbite (APC) -Ado 1; Bolaji Olagbaju (APC) – Ado 2; Teju Okuyiga (APC) -Gbonyin; Yinka Olowookere (APC) -Efon; Dele Ogunsakin(SDP) – Ekiti East 1; Wole Akanle (APC) -Ekiti East 2; Kareem Agunbiade (APC) -Ekiti West 1; Johnson Bode-Adeoye(APC) – Ekiti West 2; Kehinde Adaramodu (APC) – Ekiti South West 1; Tolulope Ige(APC) -Ekiti South West 2 and Mariam Ogunlade (APC) – Emure.
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Others include; Ebenezer Ayorinde(APC) -Ido/Osi 2; Martins Ojo (APC) – Ijero; Babatunde Oke(APC) -Ikere 1; Lawrence Idowu(APC) -Ikere 2; Babafemi Fatunla(APC) – Ikole 1; Adeoye Aribasoye (APC) -Ikole 2; Iyabode Fakunle-Okeimen(APC) – Ilejemeje; Femi Akindele (APC) -Irepodun/Ifelodun 1 and Hakeem Jamiu (APC) – Irepodun/Ifelodun.
The rest are; Babatunde Omotayo(SDP) -Ise/Orun; Christiana Solanke (APC) – Moba 1; Jacob Awoniyi(APC)- Moba 2; Temitope Longe(APC) – Oye 1 and Idowu Odebunmi(APC) -Oye 2.