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Nigeria News: Ekiti- PDP ‘wins’, Resident electoral commissioner held hostage

The Peoples Democratic Party is leading the run Governorship elections in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria; and its candidate Dr Segun Oni may be soon be declared winner.

Reports from the collation centres which broadcasted live on the local television station shows that the PDP led the Action Congress by an overwhelming 16,068 votes, after results of all the 63 wards in the 10 local governments were collated.

Dr Segun Oni wide margin of victory was mainly as a result of the decision of the electoral body to accept the controversial results of the Ido Osi Local Government where the PDP scored 15,939 votes to the AC 3793 votes

A total of 44,306 were announced for the PDP’s candidate, Dr Segun, while Dr Kayode Fayemi of the AC scored 28,238 votes in all the 63 wards where re run elections were held on April 25 and earlier today.

Reports from the collation centre however indicates that the PDP’s candidate is yet to be declared winner of the election because of on going protest by supporters of the Action Congress, who are unhappy with the outcome of the results.

Supporters of the Action Congress  are protesting the resultshave held the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner Mrs Ayoka Adebayo, hostage