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PDP sweeps council polls in Enugu



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Wild celebrations prevailed in Enugu State yesterday as results released by the State Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) of Saturday’s local  Government Elections showed a hundred per cent victory for the ruling  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in both the  17 Chairmanship and 260  councilorship positions.
Hundreds of supporters of the victorious candidates who had waited anxiously for the announcement of the results took the streets in celebration shortly after ENSIEC Chairman, Dr  Boniface  Eneh performed the function at the Commission’s headquarters  in Enugu.
Dr Eneh stated that all the Chairmanship candidates of  the PDP were returned unopposed while the party recorded resounding  victories in the Counillorship positions contested for by opposition  parties in five local government areas.
The elected chairmen of  local government councils include Nwobodo Christian (Aninri), Matnanus  Nze (Awgu), Prince Collins Nnaji (Enugu East), Victor Agbo ( Enugu  South), Emeka Ozoagu (Ezeagu), Festus Ogbonna( Igboetiti) ,Bonaventure  Onuh (Igboeze North), Ogbo Anugu Obom (Igboeze South) Nnamani N.  (IsiUzo) and Sam Iyiogwe ( Nkanu East). Others are Afam Okereke (Nkanu  West), Charles Ugwu (Nsukka), Onyemaechi Eke (OJi River). Amechi Nwodo  (Udenu),  Chinedu iloeje (Udi) and Cornel Onwubuya (Uzouwani).
The ENSIEC boss described the election as transparent and fair saying it has contributed to the growth of democracy in the state. He said the people were to be blamed for the comparatively poor  turn out as electorsl  materials were put in uplace at the various poling stations early  enough.
Enugu State Governor Sullivan described the PDP sweep of  the poll as a further testimony to the overwhelming acceptance of the  party by the electorate in the state.
Chime who was speaking   through his Chief Press Secretary said the party had secured the  confidence of the people through the  sincere and visible  efforts of  his administration to improve their lot since its inception in 2007.

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