The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti has cleared the Local Government Bye- Election conducted in the state on Saturday.
The election held in two wards, Agbado/Oyo ward 4 in Ikere Local Government and Igede Ward 3 in Irepodun / Ifelodun Local Government, of the 177 wards in the state.
The two seats became vacant following deaths of two councillors in the area.
Accreditation began at 8 am in all the polling units while voting took place simultaneously.
According to results announced by the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday, the PDP defeated three other political parties that participated in the election.
The PDP candidate in Agbado/Oyo ward 4 in Ikere Local Government, Mrs Rhoda-Chinedu Bakare, was declared winner after scoring 1,378 votes to defeat candidates of Accord, All Progressives Grand Alliance and United Peoples Party, who scored 30, 35 and 11 votes, respectively.
The All Progressives Congress did not participate in the election.
Mrs. Grace Ajayi of the PDP was also returned winner in Igede Ward 3 in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government having scored 1,491 votes.
Candidates of Accord, APGA and UPP scored 30, 28 and 13 votes, respectively.
The secretary of EKSIEC, Mrs. Bolanle Awe, in an interview with our correspondent, said the election conformed substantially with Schedule 4 Section 1(1) of Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission Law 2011.
She commended the people for trooping out en masse and maintaining orderliness during the voting exercise.
Awe added that a level playing field was provided to all political parties in the election.
“All political parties were duly informed through letters, advertorial and news. Only those who duly returned their nomination forms participated in the election because it is the right of political parties.”