DR Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has won the Ekiti State governorship election.
Fayemi defeated the Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Kolapo Olusola, and over 30 others in a keenly contested election.
The candidate of the APC, Fayemi was won in 11 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes, and edging out his closest rival, Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC) who got 178,121 votes by 19,338 votes.
INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Idowu Olayinka, thereby named Fayemi the winner based on the valid votes secured.
Professor Olayinka further declared “that John Olukayode Fayemi of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected”.
The election was highly anticipated as it pitted both the APC and Fayemi against one of their biggest critics who is a key member of the opposition, Governor Ayodele Fayose.
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