The All Progressive Congress, APC, is kicking as the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won all positions contested in the November 4 local council elections in Enugu State.
ENSIEC chairman, Dr. Mike Ajogwu (SAN), who announced the results at the commission’s secretariat in Enugu, declared PDP candidates winners of the chairmanship positions in all the 17 local government areas in the state.
PDP candidates equally won the councillorship elections in all the wards, according to the ENSIEC Chairman.
There are 260 wards in Enugu State, and, according to ENSIEC, voting did not take place in two of the wards – Obioma and Eke wards in Udi Local Government Area.
Eke Ward is the home of some APC stalwarts in Enugu State, including Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, and foreign affairs minister, Mr. Godfrey Onyeama.
PDP swept all the 258 wards which were declared by the electoral commission.
The development meant that only PDP members occupy elective positions at all levels of government in Enugu State.
This developement however, has not gone down well with the main opposition party in the state, APC, as they have rejected the result by ENSIEC.
Chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, described the polls as “a sham”.
In his reaction, he said, “Like I predicted yesterday, the ENSIEC chairman, Dr. Mike Ajogwu, has rubbished himself with this sham he put together in the name of election just to satisfy his paymasters, the PDP.
“It is quite unfortunate that there was widespread of violence and blood berth in Enugu today, just simply because ENSIEC wants to please the PDP.
“There was no result sheets in all the polling units, yet Dr. Ajogwu called what he did election.