The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated the local government council election held in Benue State on Saturday, winning all the 23 chairmanship seats in the state.
The PDP also recorded a clean sweep of all the 276 available councilorship positions at the poll.
Five political parties – the PDP, Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party (LP) African Action Congress (AAC) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) – participated in the election.
However, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party at the national level, did not contest in the election.
Announcing the result of the poll, Terso Loko, Chairman of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), said the election held peacefully in 3,691 polling units across the state.
“By the powers conferred on me as the Chief Returning Officer of the election and given the returned results I declare the PDP victorious in the 23 chairmanship and 276 councilorship elections.
“With the conclusion of the elections and declaration of results, the Chairmen-elected will on Monday morning be issued their certificates of return at the Commission’s headquarters in line with the provisions of the law,” the Chairman said.