The ruling Peoples Democratic Party has won in all the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti state.
The PDP trounced all the contending parties including its main opposition; the All Progressives Congress. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan is the candidate of the PDP while APC’s standard-bearer is Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Sam Olumekun, endorsed the results on Sunday morning after the collation officers in each of the council areas presented them and explained the reason for cancellation in any of polling unit if there were any.
As early as 8am, some collation officers and a handful of journalists had arrived at the INEC offices located along New Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti, to witness the announcement. There was apprehension on Saturday night as the results were being awaited.
In the full glare of journalists, party agents, stakeholders including local and international observers, the collation officers read the results.
The collation officer in Ikere-Ekiti said there was no incident to report in the council area during the elections. He added that the reported violence in Ward 6 Unit 2 did not affect the elections held there.
Also, the collation officer for Moba council area said seven polling units were cancelled out of the nine in the council when hoodlums disrupted voting with dangerous weapons.
In Ekiti East, the collation officer told the audience that two polling units; 2 and 6 in Obadore were cancelled for over-voting.
Besides, another scenario played out in Wards 1 and 2 in Gbonyin where five polling units were vandalised in Aiyesogba when, according to the collation officer, hoodlums stopped voting mid-way.