PDP sweeps Oyo LG polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has at the weekend cleared chairmanship and Councillorship positions in 32 out of the 33 local governments in last weekend’s election in Oyo state

The election, which was conducted on Saturday May 22 by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) was however suspended in Ido Local Government Area due to omission of the logo of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) on the ballot papers.

OYSIEC chairman, Aare Isiaska Olagunju, who declared results of the 32 local government areas where elections held at he headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan, also indicated that the election has been rescheduled for Wednesday May 26.

Apart from the entire Ido Local Government, fresh election will also be held in Ward Five of Ibarapa East, which is New Eruwa, where the Returning Officer cancelled the entire votes cast, following violence, snatching and destruction of ballot boxes.

He explained that Ibarapa East has 10 wards and there were no major issues in the other nine wards, except Ward Seven, Unit Three, which has 13 polling units, adding that there were no issue with the remaining units. The result of the unit was also cancelled based on violence.

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