OYSIEC Nullifies Results in Ward 5, Unit 3 Ward 7 Ibarapa East
The Oyo State Independent National Electoral Commission has cancelled the results of Saturday's local government election in ward 5 and Unit 3 ward 7 of Ibarapa East due to the violence recorded in the area.
Recall that suspected hoodlums on Saturday destroyed all the polling units in ward 5 and carted away all the election materials in the area.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo who visited the scene reports that the timely arrival of a team led by the Commissioner of Police in the state Ngozi Onadeko salvage the situation from turning into another battleground.
The Returning officer for Ibarapa East, Thomas Kareem explained that elections in Ward 05 of the council and Ward 07, unit 03 were cancelled due to snatching of ballot boxes, paper result sheets and violence by suspected hoodlums.
Kareem who declared the results from nine wards out of ten wards in the council, says PDP candidate, Olugbenga Obalowo scoring 12, 138 votes, his close opponent from Labour Party scored 2,955 out of 47,803 total registered votes.
Three female PDP candidates, Juliannah Akanni, Olorunsogo local government area, Ramat Adediran, Saki East and Kafilat Oladunjo emerged winners in their local governments.