APC Sweeps Edo Council Polls, PDP Boycotts  


The chairmanship candidates of the All Progressives Congress in   Edo State have won seven local councils with large margins, in the results of the election announced by the state’s Independent Electoral Commission ( EDSIEC).

The Peoples Democratic Party boycotted the poll.

According to the results announced by EDSIEC chairman, Professor Stanley Orobator, APC’s Oteh Omoru was elected the chairman of Akoko-Edo with  42, 471 votes. ADP won only  23, SDP 17.


In Ovia South West, Destiny Enabulele for  APC triumphed with  56,664 votes. ADP  won 360 votes, NCP 9, PPA 5, PDP 1.

Ovia North East elected  APC’s Ogbemudia Osaze with  41,303 votes.  ADP got 256, DA 83, LP 167, PDC 33, PDP 3, PPA 26, SDP 15, NCP 60, GPN 46.

Napoleon Agbama  of the APC is the new chairman of Uhunwode LG. According to EDSIEC, he polled 32, 292 votes. The ADP got  83 votes, DA 52, LP 55, NCP 45, PPA 12, SDP 8.

Owan East  elected Andrew Osigwe, who scored 34,579 votes and Eghe Ogbemudia also swept Egor with 15, 348 votes, the smallest votes so far reported for the ruling party.

Frank Ilaboya easily trounced all other contenders for the chairmanship of Owan West as he won with 28,406 votes. The  ADP got 252, AD 100, LP 50, SDP 56.