How Dr Fayemi Emerged Winner Of Ekiti Governorship Election

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How Dr Fayemi Emerged Winner Of Ekiti Governorship Election
How Dr Fayemi Emerged Winner Of Ekiti Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have declared All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi as Governor of Ekiti State on Sunday.

The Returning Officer of for the Ekiti State governorship election, Professor Idowu Olayinka declared Fayemi winner on Sunday around 7:59am.

The ex-minister won in 12 of the 16 local governments in the state.

Fayemi resigned as Minister of Solid Minerals recently to contest the governorship seat, while Olusola is the incumbent deputy governor.

In his Ward 11 Ogilolo unit 009 in Isan Ekiti, Fayemi’s APC scored 186 votes to beat PDP that polled two votes.

Fayemi polled a total votes of 197, 459 votes to defeat the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and incumbent Deputy Governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola who garnered 178, 121 votes.

According to Olayinka, total number of valid votes cast is 394, 594.

Total number of rejected votes is 18, 857 while total number of votes cast is 403, 451.

Other results declared by Olayinka include Accord, 250; Action Alliance, 41; ACD, 1149; AD, 216; ADB, 1082; ADA, 107; AGAO, 31; ANRP, 125; APA, 1199; and APDA, 464.

Also declared were APGA, 70; ANPP, 14; DA, 14; DPC, 147; DPP,181; FJP, 42; GPN, 20; I.D, 31;, KOWA, 23; LP, 280; MMN, 35; MPN, 23; NDLP, 44; NPC, 353 PANDEL, 74; and PGC, 1242.

Others are DPA, 632; PPN, 107; SDO, 367; UDP, 29; UPN, 33; YDP, 31 and YPP, 49.

The victory puts Mr Fayemi on course for a second term as governor of the state, an ambition he failed to achieve in 2014 when he was defeated by Governor Fayose.

Breakdown of the results

Results of Ekiti governorship election as declared by INEC

1. Ilejemeje LGAPC-4,156PDP-3,937

2. Irepodun/Ifelodun LGAPC-13,869PDP-11,456

3. Ido OSI LGAPC-12,342PDP-11,145

4. Oye LGAPC-14,995PDP-11,071

5. Efon Alaye LGAPC-5,028PDP-5,192

6. Moba LGAPC- 11,837PDP- 8,520

7. Ijero LGAPC-14,192PDP-11,077

8. GboyinAPC – 11,498PDP- 8,027

9. Emure LGAPC – 7,048PDP- 7,121

10. Ikere LGAPC- 11,515PDP- 17,183

11. Ekiti West LGAPC- 12,648PDP- 10,137

12. Ikole LGAPC- 14,522PDP- 13,961

13. Ise/Orun LGAPC- 11,908PDP- 6,297

14. Ekiti EastAPC- 12,778PDP- 11,564

15. Ekiti Southwest LGAPC- 11,015PDP- 8,423

16. Ado LGAPC- 28,111PDP- 32,810

Total votesAPC- 197,462 winnerPDP- 177,927

By Augustine Akhilomen

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