Ebonyi State Electoral Commission has declared the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of the chairmanship and councillorship seats in the local government elections held on Saturday.
The commission said the ruling party won the polls in all the 13 local government areas of the state.
Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), Jossy Eze, made the announcement in Abakaliki, yesterday, at the commission’s headquarters.
According to Eze, APC won all the 13 local government chairmanship seats and the 171 councillorship seats.
He commended the electorate for ensuring the polls were free and peaceful.
“By the power vested in me by the law, I hereby declare the results of the chairmanship of each of the 13 local governments as follows.
“One, Abakaliki Local Government, 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.
Other elected APC chairmen included Chinedu Uburu, Ebonyi; Chidiebere Uzor, Onicha; Chinonso Ajah, Ohaozara; Ibiam Nnajiofor, Afikpo North and Ekuma-Nkama Chima, Afikpo South.
“This commission has received, considered, validated and adopted the results of each of the 171 councilliorship of the wards. That is to say that APC have won in all the wards,” he said.