Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday July 14, 2018 governorship poll, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has won the Ekiti State governorship election with close margin.
He won in 12 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, to defeat the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Kolapo Olusola, who won in four local government areas.
The election witnessed a large turnout of voters and early arrival of the ad hoc staff and supervisors of INEC at polling units.
Voting materials arrived early in many polling units across the state while voters conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during accreditation process.
Mr Olusola is the incumbent deputy governor of the state and was hoping to succeed his boss, Ayodele Fayose, who had campaigned vigorously for him.
The results of the election mark a remarkable rebound for Mr Fayemi, who as the incumbent governor, was emphatically defeated four years ago by Mr Fayose.
Though the election was generally peaceful across the state, there was substantial reports of vote-buying by supporters of both political parties. There were also few cases of ballot box snatching.
Mr Fayemi is now set to be announced winner of the election by the electoral commission, INEC.
The results of the 16 local governments have been officially announced by INEC, which is however, still doing the final collation.
- Ijero LG
- Ido OSI LG
- Oye LG
- Ilejemeje LG
- Efon Alaye LG
- Moba LG
- Ikole LG
APC – 11,498
- Emure LG
APC – 7,048
- Ikere LG
- Ekiti West LG
- Ise/Orun LG
- Ekiti Southwest LG
- Ekiti East
- Ado LG
- Total votes
APC- 197,462 winner