Ekiti State local government elections held today, Saturday, December 23 witnessed low turnout and apathy as voters shunned polling booths in the 16 council areas of the State since the main opponent, All Progressive Party, APC, pulled out of the elections.
Newsflash247 who visited some of the polling units in the state reported that only the agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were seen despite the position of the Chairman of State Electoral Commission, Retired Justice Kayode Bamisile that five political parties contested in the elections.
He said the parties are People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Action Democratic Party(ADP), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Social Democratic Party(SDP) and Peoples Democratic Action (PDA).
Though, the main opposition party in the State, the All Progressives Congress(APC), has pulled out of the elections. APC, in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun on Thursday, December 21 announced the party’s withdrawal from the elections, premising this on alleged suspected moves by the PDP to rig the elections.