Ekiti 2022: Oyebanji, dep gov-elect get return certificates

The Ekiti state governor-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the June 18 governorship poll, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji and his deputy, Mrs Monisade Afuye, Wednesday, got their return certificates as winners of the just concluded election.

Oyebanji at the event said the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Authentication System (BVAS) was a game changer in the country’s electioneering process as he predicated the credibility of Ekiti poll on the technological innovation.

Oyebanji polled a total of 187, 057 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) Segun Oni, who scored 82,211 votes, among other contenders.

While receiving the certificate alongside Mrs Afuye at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said he would not betray Ekiti people in his service to them.

Similarly, the winner of the Saturday’s House of Assembly bye-election conducted simultaneously with the governorship poll in Ekiti East Constituency 2, Oyewole Fatoba, also got his certificate from the commission.

Addressing the crowd of party supporters and admirers, Oyebanji said the victory was not about him, but made possible by God and the people of the state.