The chairmanship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been declared the winners of the local government election in 32 out of the 33 local government areas of the state.
Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Mr Isiaka Olagunju, announced the PDP candidates as winners following presentation of results by the returning officers for local government areas at the OYSIEC headquarters in Ibadan, on Sunday.
Among those announced as Chairman-elect are Omirinde Sarafadeen, Saki West LG; Raheem Adepoju, Oorelope LG; Akanji Kabiru, Ogbomoso North LG; Oyedokun Oyeniyi, Ogbomoso South LG; Julianah Oluwakemi, Ogooluwa LG; Taoheed Adedigba, Akinyele LG; Yusuf Shuaibu, Ibadan North LG; Kafilat Olakojo, Atiba LG; Gbadamosi Kazeem, Lagelu LG.
After an initial stepping down and one hour break, result for the contentious Ibarapa East LG was declared with the candidate of the PDP announced as winner of the election.
Prior the announcement of result, returning officer for Ibarapa East LG, Mr Kareem Thompson, affirmed that hoodlums actually invaded unit 3 in ward 7, unit 3 and ward 5, causing mayhem and carted away ballot boxes and electoral materials.
Upon receiving information of the violence, Thompson said he ordered that result of ward 5 and unit 3, ward 7, unit 3 be cancelled.
Ruling on the report presented by the returning officer, the OYSIEC Chairman declared the PDP candidate, Obalowo Gbenga, as winner having polled the highest number of votes in nine out of the 10 wards in the local government.
Olagunju, however, ruled that the councillorhship election in ward 5 would be conducted at a later date.
Meanwhile, election for Ido LG has again been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 26.
Olagunju said the earlier May 29 date earlier fixed on Sunday was again brought back considering that state governors will be celebrating on that day.
The election in Ido Local Government had been initially postponed from Saturday to Sunday, following discovery that the logo of the Zenith Labour Party was missing on the ballot papers for the local government.