BY OLUMIDE ABUDU & ISAAC AFOLABI
The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, ODIEC has justified why there was no election in five council areas in the just concluded election.
ODIEC list affected council areas to include Akoko NorthEast, Ose, Ifedore, Odigbo and Irele.
ODIEC Chairman, Prof Yomi Dinakin while receiving the results from the Local Government Returning Officers said there was no opposition candidates in the affected council areas hence the need to abide by constitutional provisions in the electoral acts.
Prof Dinakin said contrary to insinuations in some quarters, ODIEC acted in line with the constitution.
Meanwhile certificate of return will be presented to all winners of the local government elections today at the Ondo state independent electoral commission headquarters Akure as ODIEC await the results of five local government.
Chief Electoral Officer who doubles as ODIEC Chairman Prof Yomi Dinakin stated this shortly after receiving results from returning officers of some local government.
In the meantime the All progressives congress congress APC swept all local government chairmen positions in the announced results.
In Ese Odo local government Mr Folawe Sipasi-Aluko won the election after defeating Mr Iji Gbenga of the social democratic parry SDP while Mr Paul Aderudoye of the APC defeated Mr Ayo Adeshina of the ADC to emerge as chairman in Akoko south east.
In Ilaje local government area Mr Olamigoke of the APC also emerged as the winner of the council election.
In Akure south local government Mr Gbenga Olaniyi of the APC emerged winner while surveyor Bankole Ogbetoye also of the APC won the council poll for Akure north.
Chief Samuel Adegbegi of the APC was declared winner of the local government elections in Owo local government while Mr Ebenezer Akinsulure of the APC emerged winner in Ondo west, Mr Igbekele Akinrinwa also of the APC won the election for Okitipupa local government while Mr Akinsuroju Michael also from the APC was declared winner of the Ile-Oluji Oke -Igbo local government elections.