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PDP wins local polls

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Official results from Saturday’s local elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday (Wednesday) show the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of General Olusegun Obasanjo has won, with 59 percent of the votes. The results, broadcast by Nigerian radio, gave the PDP 3,342 seats out of 5,629 known so far. Second place went to the All People’s Party (APP) with 1,456 seats or 25.8 percent of the votes and the Alliance for Democracy (AD) came third with 744 seats (13.2 percent). INEC chairman Ephraim Akpata said the elections had been held in most local government areas countrywide. Polls that were unable to take place last Saturday will be held this Saturday (12 December), along with run-off voting where necessary, he added.

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