The All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has won the governorship election according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in majority of the 16 local councils in the state.
Fayemi’s declaration though, was delayed for while by the INEC which was as a result of an observation about an alleged inducement of voters in the election raised by an agent of the PDP, he was later declared winner.
The INEC results, showed that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes. His PDP rival Professor Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes.
Eleka won in his local council of Ikere-Ekiti, Emure, Efon and Ado-Ekiti.
Fayemi won in Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun, which is the local council of the incumbent, Ayodele Fayose, Ido-Osi, Fayemi’s own local council.
The APC candidate also won in Oye, Moba, Ijero, Gboyin, Ekiti West, Ikole, Ise Orun, Ekiti East and Ekiti South West.
Results of Ekiti governorship election as declared by INEC
1. Ilejemeje LG
2. Irepodun/Ifelodun LG
3. Ido OSI LG
4. Oye LG
5. Efon Alaye LG
6. Moba LG
7. Ijero LG
APC – 11,498
9. Emure LG
APC – 7,048
10. Ikere LG
11. Ekiti West LG
12. Ikole LG
13. Ise/Orun LG
14. Ekiti East
15. Ekiti Southwest LG
16. Ado LG
APC- 197,462 winner
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on winning the Ekiti State governorship election.
The President, in a statement, commends the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign.
President Buhari urges the governor-elect and APC members to be magnanimous in victory as the incoming administration prepares to unfold a new lease of life for the people of Ekiti State through purposeful and responsible governance.
He commends the people of the State for their matured and peaceful conduct as they made their choice using the power of the ballot.
President Buhari also lauds the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for adequate preparations and displaying impartiality throughout the process.
He applauds the security agencies for creating the right atmosphere for the relatively peaceful conduct of the polls and urges them to sustain the peace.
He also commends local and international observers and monitors for their vigilance and contributions towards the relatively hitch-free exercise.
The President urges the losers to be gallant in conceding defeat and use constitutional means to settle whatever grievances they may have rather than resort to self-help.
President Buhari appeals to all stakeholders in Ekiti State to work towards a successful transition to a new administration in the higher interest of not only the State but the entire nation and its fledgling democratic experience.
“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again,” the President notes.