As expected, the PDP cleared all the chairmanship seats of Kwara State.The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner in all 15 local government areas of the state.
In a statement released by the Kwara Independent Electoral Commission, the Chairman, Uthman Ajidagba, announced that all PDP candidates emerged winners in the 15 chairman seats and 181 councillorship seats which were contested for.
According to the results released by the electoral body, the party’s chairmanship candidates in Asa local government council, Mallam Saka Obalana polled 43,748, while his counterpart in Baruten local government, Mohammed Bio scored 76,478.
Abubakar Tshonga of Rdu local government scored 61,291 while his counterpart for Ekiti local government council, Akintoba Fatigun got 23,888.
The party’s candidate for Ifelodun local government, Babatunde Salami scored 74,299 and his counterpart for Ilorin east local council, Abdullateef Okandeji polled 89,416.
Usman Ebedi, the party’s candidate for the Ilorin south scored 63,267 while his counterpart for Ilorin west, Tajudeen Zulu-Oloje polled 129,885.
The party’s candidates for Irepodun local government, Lukman Owolewa scored 41,187 and the candidate for Isin local government, Moruf Thanni got 21,144 votes.
In Kaima local government, Alhassan Bagudu scored 43,747, while Abdulganiyu Ajibola of Moro local government polled 46,493.
Aminat Yusuf scored 23,957 in Oke-Ero local government council, while Jimoh Alao scored 34,783 in Oyun local government.
Usman Mohammed of Patigi local government polled 36,294.
Ajidagba did not however disclose the scores of the 181 councillorship candidates of the party in the election and also did not disclose the scores of the two other political parties, Labour Party and Social Democratic Movement, which contested in the election.
It was same in Edo State where APC claimed all seats, even in the stronghold of PDP.
This manipulation of results is what governors have insisted on preserving by frustrating the scrapping of State Independent Electoral Commission. On this point, PDP and APC are agreed.