The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi, literally cut down the main opposition party in the state, All Progressive Congress (APC) down after its candidates clinched all the chairmanship and councilorship seats in the State local government elections.
This followed the result of the keenly contested election released by the Chairman of Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), Mr Jossy Eze on Sunday in which the PDP made a good show in all 13 council areas and 171 wards in the state.
Eze, while announcing the results of the elections which took place on Saturday, said, the commission has ratified and adopted the chairmanship results for the 13 local government areas as announced by various LGA returning officers and the councillorship results announced at the 171 electoral wards of the state.
According to him, “Chief Emmanuel Nwangele won the chairmanship position for Abakaliki LGA, Mrs Obiageri Oko-Enyim-Afikpo North, Chief Eni Uduma-Afikpo South and Mrs Chinyere Nwogbaga-Ebonyi LGA.
“Dr Nora Alo won the Chairmanship seat for Ezza North LGA, Mr Kenneth Eze-Ezza South LGA, Chief Stephen Orogwu-Ikwo LGA, Mr Henry Eze-Ishiellu and Mr Onyebuchi Ogbadu-Ivo LGA.
“Chief Paul Nwogha won the chairmanship position for Izzi LGA, Mrs Chinyere Iyioku-Ohaozara LGA, Clement Odah-Ohaukwu LGA and Mr Felix Igboke-Onicha LGA.
“I particularly thank the state government for not interfering in the conduct of the elections as this helped in making it credible, free and fair.
“The election has been won and lost, but the victory is for everybody who participated at the elections.
“The winners should carry everybody along and everyone should contribute in delivering democratic dividends to people at the grassroots, which the local government areas represent,” he said.