There was wild jubilation in Ado Ekiti on Sunday. as The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Sunday returned the governorship candidate of the APC , Dr. Kayode Fayemi the winner of the Saturday,July 14 Governorship election in Ekiti State.
In the resulted declared so far, Fayemi is leading in Oye,Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ekiti East, Ekiti West, Gbonyin, Ise/Orun, Ido/Osi,
Moba, Ilejemeje, Ijero, Ekiti Southwest, and Ikole Olusola is leading in Ado, Ikere, Efon and Emure councils.
The breakdown are: In Efon council was a battlefield , as APC 5,026 while the PDP maintain a narrow lead with a total of 5, 111 votes .In Oye, where Fayemi comes from, APC had a smooth ride with 14, 995 votes while the PDP got a total votes of 11, 271. Another local government where the battle was fierce was Ilejemeje council, where APC had a total of 4,153 and the ruling party, PDP got 3,937. In Irepodun/ Ifelodun , APC polled 13,869, while the PDP garnered a total of 11, 456 Moba, APC garnered 11, 837 votes while the rival PDP got 8,520 votes in the council, also in Ijero local government, the APC had 14,192 while the PDP scored 11,077.
In Gbonyin Council, APC scored 11,498 while the PDP polled a total of 8,027 while In Emure, APC polled a total of 7,048 votes while the PDP got 7,121.For Ikere council, where Olusola came from, the APC garnered 11,515 votes while the PDP got a smooth victory by scoring 17, 183.In Ekiti West, APC polled 12, 648 to defeat the PDP which got 10,137 while in In Ido Osi, where former governor Segun Oni comes from, APC polled 12, 342 while the PDP had 11, 145.
In Ikole council, APC got 14,522 while the PDP scored 13,961 while Ise/Orun also went to APC, having scored 11, 001 while the PDP got 6,297 .In Ekiti East, APC had a slight edge by polling a total of 12,778 to edge out the PDP that had 11,564 votes. In Ekiti Southwest council, the APC had a sweet victory, polling a total of 11,015 to trounce the PDP which garnered 8,423. In Ado Ekiti capital city, which had the highest number of votes, the APC had 28,111 while the PDP led slightly with a total of 32, 810.
The PDP had however told the commission to reconduct election in Ilejemeje, particularly where elections were cancelled on Saturday due to violence. A total of 667,064 collected their Permanent Voter Cards and were eligible to vote out of the 931, 227
Fayemi is from Isan Ekiti in Oye local government from Ekiti North senatorial district comprising Ikole, Ilejemeje, Moba , Ido/Osi and Oye local government.Olusola is from Ikere Ekiti in Ekiti South , which consist of Gbonyin, Ikere, Ekiti South , Ekiti Southwest, Emure , Ekiti East and Ise/Orun local governments. The Central has Ado, Ijero, Efon, Ekiti West and Irepodun/Ifelodun councils Ekiti: Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Leads Ebira to Victory Rally
The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Yahaya Bello , on Sunday led his Ebira compatriots resident in Ekiti State to a victory rally for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the Saturday’s governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.Fayemi polled a total 197, 459 to defeat the candidate of the PDP,Prof kOlapo Olusola , who garnered a total of 178, 121 .
Bello’s convoy moved from the popular Ijigbo junction to Ureje and Afe Babalola University, where many of the Ebira settlements were located.The Governor, who had been in Ekiti for over six days for the purpose of the election waved his people for giving votes to the APC on Saturday.The long convoy of vehicle led to serious traffic snarl along Ado-Ijan- Ikare road, as commuters have to wait for over 45 minutes being allowed right of passage.The jubilant crowd wielded their brooms, the symbol of the APC and
sang anti-PDP songs to deride the governor.
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