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APC clears 25 of 26 assembly seats in Ekiti

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

ADO-EKITI—THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has won 25 out of the 26 seats in the state House of Assembly.

Ekiti state House of Assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegeshin, on Sunday,  however, said election is yet to be concluded in Ekiti East Constituency 1 due to disruptions of the process in four of the polling units of the constituency.

The polling units, according the statement are Aya Alafe street,  Teledalase PU 003;  late Oloda’s frontage PU 006, Baba Egbe’s house PU 008 and Beside Baba Egbe’s house PU 009.

While appreciating the cooperation of all stakeholders in ensuring peaceful conduct of the election, the commission also commended the people of the state for their peaceful conduct during the election.

The APC had cleared all the nine National Assembly seats, three Senatorial and six Federal House of Representatives seats, in the February 23 elections.

Electoral victory a challenge to perform—Fayemi

Meanwhile, Governor Kayode Fayemi has described the victory of the APC in all elective positions contested in the state in the 2019 general elections, as a call to duty.

Fayemi said this at the Government House Chapel, Ado Ekiti on Sunday, where a thanksgiving mass was held for the 26 House of Assembly members elected on APC platform in Saturday’s State Assembly election in the state. A similar thanksgiving was held at the chapel for the newly elected APC National Assembly members two Sundays ago.

All the newly elected 26 members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly; and the newly elected members of the National assembly as well as chieftains of the party in the state attended the thanksgiving service.

Governor Fayemi said the APC in the State has no excuse for non-performance now that Ekiti people have demonstrated their confidence in the party by overwhelmingly voting for the party in the just concluded elections.

He said: “I am grateful to God that we won all the seats but that also places a burden on us. We cannot blame anybody if things don’t go well in Ekiti. So, we have a burden to perform because we are the one in charge. We have all the seats.  We cannot pass the buck. We are accountable to Ekiti people for all the successes and the inadequacies of the next four years.

“So, for that we also have to be humble in success and ensure that we deliver the goods to the people. Our prayer is that those who have been given the mandate of th

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