Fayemi returns to Ekiti Government House, declared winner of the poll

Four years after he was massively rigged out of office by the Goodluck Jonathan-era Peoples Democratic Party, Dr John Kayode Fayemi will return to the Ekiti State Government House in October, to continue his job, where he left off.

The former minister of mines and steel, was declared winner of the hotly contested July 14 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, following the collation of the results. As computed from INEC results, Fayemi polled 197,459  votes.  His PDP rival Olusola Eleka, a professor  got 178,121 votes.

The chief returning officer, who is also the Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, declared Fayemi the winner and Governor-elect  just before 8.00 am on Sunday.

Fifty three year-old Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress won in 12 of the l6 local governments, leaving the PDP rival, Olusola Eleka, the remaining three.

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.

According to the results declared, a total of 403,451 votes were cast at the election. The rejected votes totalled 18, 857, while valid votes cast was 384,594.

INEC officials , with Professor Olayinka, second left, declaring the final results of the Ekiti poll won by Kayode Fayemi

Here is the full result as released by INEC:

1. Ilejemeje LGA
APC – 4,153
PDP – 3,937

2. Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA

APC – 13,869
PDP – 11,456

3. Ido-Osi LGA
APC – 12,342
PDP – 11,145

4. Oye LGA
APC – 14,995
PDP – 11,271

*5. Efon LGA
APC – 5,082
PDP – 5,192

6. Moba LGA
APC – 11,837
PDP – 8,520

7. Ijero LGA
APC – 14,192
PDP – 11,077

8. Gboyin LGA
APC – 11,489
PDP – 8,027

*9. Emure LGA
APC – 7,084
PDP – 7,121

*10. Ikere LGA
APC – 11,515
PDP – 17,183

11. Ekiti West LGA
APC – 12,648
PDP – 10,137

12. Ikole LGA
APC – 14,522
PDP – 13,961

13. Ise Orun LGA
APC – 11,908
PDP – 6,297

14. Ekiti East LGA
APC – 12,778
PDP – 11,564

15. Ekiti South West LGA
APC – 11,015
PDP – 8,432

*16. Ado-Ekiti LGA
APC – 28,111
PDP – 32,810

Source: NAN




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