The All Progressives Congress (APC) is said to have recorded a landslide victory at the local government elections in Ogun state conducted on Saturday, July 24. According to the announcement of the chairman of the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Babatunde Osibodu, the APC claimed 17 of the 20 local councils in the recent polls, The Nation reports. OGSIEC listed the names of some of the APC candidates who emerged victorious as Wale Adedayo (polled 9,660, Ijebu East); Babatunde Emilola – Gazal ( polled 6,178, Ijebu – Ode), Odulate Olashile (polled 20,925 Sagamu); Shuab Ladejobi (polled 14,985 Odogbolu) and Odusanya Bolaji (polled 25,701 Ijebu-North).
Results from the remaining three LGAs – Ado/Odo/Ota, Ifo, and Abeokuta- are expected to be released later on Sunday. Other political parties like the Labour Party(LP); New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) took part in the contest. Speaking on the conduct of the exercise, Osibodu noted that it is one of the most peaceful, credible, and fair elections in the state.