Most of the seats of the Ondo State House of Assembly elections held on Saturday have been won by candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The trend was the same in Ekiti State where the PDP candidates swept the polls but the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, changed the game in Anambra State where it led in the race.
The election in Ondo State was characterised by low turnout of voters and pockets of security breaches in Akoko North-West, Akoko South-West, Ese Odo, Idanre, Ilaje, Irele, Ondo East, Owo and Lose local government areas.
However, the violence in Ilaje led to the cancellation of results in several polling units.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, said that the returning officers for Ilaje Constituency 1 and Ilaje Constituency 2 were forced to declare the results by armed thugs, even though the cancelled polling units could affect the final result.
The returning officers in separate reports to the REC declared the results of Ilaje Constituency 1 and Ilaje Constituency 2 were inconclusive. Details of the final results of House of Assembly elections showed that the PDP won in Akoko North-East, Akoko North-West 1 (APC), Akoko North-West 2 (PDP), Akoko South-East (PDP), Akoko South-West 1 (APC), Akoko South-West 2 (APC), Akure North (PDP), Akure South 1 (PDP), Akure South 2 (APC), Ese-Odo (PDP), Idanre (PDP), Ifedore (PDP), Ile-Oluji (PDP), Irele (PDP), Odigbo1 & 2 (PDP), Okitipupa 1&2 (PDP), Ondo West 1&2 (PDP), Ose (PDP) and Owo 1&2 (PDP).
In Ekiti State, the PDP won in all the 25 constituencies which results were authenticated by INEC in the House of Assembly election.
Only the result for Ilejemeje local government area was being awaited at the time of filing this report.
In a statement by INEC’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegeshin, Ilejemeje’s said results were being collated, adding that the commission would release them as soon.
In the released results, the PDP won in Ado Constituency 1 with 10,065 to beat APC, 3,819 and LP 1,110.
At Ado Constituency 2, the PDP scored 11,770 votes as against APC’s 4,660 and LP’s 301. The PDP also scored 5,637 in Efon Constituency to beat APC and LP with 1,320 and 135 respectively. In Ekiti East 1, the PDP won with 5,289 to beat APC 3,230.
Also in Ekiti East 2, PDP polled 6,601 as against APC’s 4,302 and LP’s 283. The PDP also won in Ekiti West 1 with 6,531 against APC 3,601 and LP 1,272. In Ekiti West 2, PDP scored 2,844 while the APC scored 2,505
In Ekiti South West 1, the PDP polled 4,413, APC 2,853 and LP 1,121. In Ekiti South West 2, the PDP polled 4,118, APC 1,538, LP 1,538.
In Emure APC 3,230, LP 2,674 and PDP 5,664; Gbonyin APC 5,627, LP 169, PDP 8,140; Ido Osi 1, APC 2,928, LP 461, PDP 7,365; Ido Osi 2, APC 2,269, LP 216, PDP 4,362;Ijero APC 6,759, LP 965, PDP 11,867; Ikere 1 APC 3,091, LP7, PDP 7,244; Ikere 2 APC 3,401, LP 12, PDP 6,570;Ikole 1: APC 4,421, LP 133, PDP 7,886; Irepodun/Ifelodun 1: APC 2,708, LP 158, PDP 6,652; Ise Orun APC 4,235, LP 765, PDP 9,123; Moba 1: APC 3,246, LP 379, PDP 4,97; Moba 2: APC 2,373, LP 2,202, PDP 3,165; Oye 1: APC 4,334, LP 21, PDP 4,635; Oye 2: APC 4,505, LP 4, PDP 5,330.
Meanwhile, APGA is leading the House of Assembly elections in Anambra State.
Although the state headquarters of INEC in Awka has not announced all the results as at the time of filing this report, those released at the local government areas showed that APGA was in the lead.
The party won in Njikoka 1 and II, Orumba North and South, Nnewi South, Ihiala I and II, Oyi, Awka South, Ayamelum, Onitsha South I, Onitsha North I and II, Idemili South and Idemili North.
INEC however postponed elections in Ekwusigo State Constituency to April 25, 2015 following the violence that erupted in the area during the exercise.
It was learnt that the violence that pitted two oil magnets in the state, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah and Sir Emeka Offor allegedly affected ballot boxes and result sheets in the council which compelled the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Edwin Nwatalari, to shift the elections.


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