56 women have been elected into various offices in tbe last Saturday’s Local Government elections conducted in Ekiti State .
The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission( EKSIEC) while announcing the results said the ruling All Progressives Congress APC won the 38 Chairmanship and 177 Councillorship seats in the poll .
The election produced seven new female Council Chairpersons , 16 female vice chairpersons and a remarkable 33 female councillors.
The Returning Officers in all the Local Government Areas LGAs and Local Council Development Areas LCDAs took turns to present the results of the various council areas.
Addressing the gathering, EKSIEC Chairman, Justice Cornelius Akintayo rtd applauded Ekiti people for the peaceful atmosphere under which the election was conducted.
He also commended the parties that took part in the election for their sportsmanship spirit as well as the staff who worked on the field, the security agents and the media for a job well done.
EKSIEC Commissioners and principal officers, joined their Chairman at the presentation of the election results.
Political parties on the ballot of the election include, Action Alliance AA, Action Democratic Party ADC, African Democratic party Party ADP, All Progressives Congress APC. Labour Party LP, New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP, People’s Redemption Party PRP and Zenith Labour Party ZLP.
Female politicians were well represented as Ekiti State, on Saturday, held its first local government elections under Governor Biodun
Governor Oyebanji commended voters and the umpire, SIEC, for the peaceful polls.
The governor expressed delight that the people at the grassroots were able to choose their representatives at local government and the 177 wards without fear or threat or any form of crisis.
According to him a remarkable development in today’s local government election was the unprecedented huge number of female candidates vying for various positions.
But the highest was in the councillorship position. A remarkable 33 female candidates were in the ballot.
The development, according to Governor Oyebanji, is very heart-warming, adding that the development speaks to the fact that democracy is taking a firm root in Ekiti State.