1 The Ebonyi State Electoral Commission has declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in the local government elections held on Saturday.
2 The Commission said the ruling party won the polls in all the 13 local government areas of the state.
5 He commended the electorate for ensuring that the polls were free and peaceful.
6 “By the power vested in me by the law, I hereby declare the results of the Chairmanship of each of the 13 local government as follows.
7 “One, Abakaliki Local Government, Mr Ebere Nwogba of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the majority of valid votes cast at the election, is hereby returned as duly elected.
9 “This Commission has received, considered, validated and adopted the results of each of the 171 cancilliorship of the wards.
10 That is to say that APC have won in all the wards,” he added.
12 “Myself, I went out to vote but I do not know the other contesting political parties aside the APC.
13 This is why the election recorded high level of apathy,” Akpoke said.
16 Mr Ricky Okorouka, state Chairman of the Party, had said that their decision not to participate in the elections was due to the refusal of the electoral body to reduce the N1 million and N200,000 nomination fees imposed for Chairmanship and Cancillorship.