The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has recorded another massive victory in the local government council elections in Cross River state held across 18 councils and 196 electoral wards. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the party won in all the 18 councils of the state in the election held on Saturday, May 30. The results were declared by Mike Ushie, the chairman, Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), at a press briefing on Sunday, May 31, in Calabar, Benue LG elections: PDP wins all 23 chairmanship seats, 276 councillorship positions Ushie said the PDP won in the following local government areas Akamkpa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Calabar Municipality, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obubura, Odukpani, and Yakurr. PDP wins all 18 chairmanship seats in Cross River local government council election Source: Depositphotos The election was contested by the APC, Labour Party, Young Progressive Party (YPP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and the PDP.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the local government council elections in Benue state ended heavily in favour of the PDP. The party had a clean sweep of the council elections held across the 23 local government areas of the state despite the coronavirus pandemic. The party also won all the 276 councilorship positions in the election. The results were confirmed by the chairman of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, Terso Loko. Loko said the voting in the 3,691 polling units across the state were quite peaceful. However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was missing in the polls in which only five political parties Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party (LP), African Action Congress (AAC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the PDP.