Fayemi Wins Ekiti State 2018 Governorship Election In Official INEC Results… Picks 13 Out Of 16 Local Councils
Former Ekiti State Governor who lost to Fayose due to election rigging in 2014 is set to take back his position.
According to the official results declared by INEC in majority of the 16 Local councils in Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi won 13 of the 16 councils including incumbent Governor Fayose’s council.
In what appeared to be poetic justice, Fayemi won in Irepodun-Ifelodun council, the home base of Fayose.
Fayemi polled 13,869 votes. The PDP candidate, Olusola Eleka, Fayose’s deputy got 11,456 votes.
In the 2014 election, massively rigged by Fayose’s PDP, Fayemi lost all the Ekiti councils to Fayose. This time around, Fayemi only lost in Fayose’s polling unit and ward. However, the votes in other wards were not enough to secure victory for Fayose’s party and candidate in the local government.
The local government has 11 wards. Results from each ward was collated at the headquarters of INEC situated in Igede. A total of 66,162 electorates are registered in the local government while 27,306 were accredited. INEC headquarters in Ado-Ekiti is compiling all the results from the local councils and the official announcement will be made later Sunday.
According to reports from local council collation centers, Fayemi also won in Oye LGA, Ilejemeje, Ido-Osi, Gbonyin and Moba.
However, he narrowly lost Ado-Ekiti, where Fayose doled out a minimum of N4000 to would-be-voters on Friday. PDP’s Koloapo wins polling unit Prof. Olusola Eleka won in his polling units as counting began after voting on Saturday.
Olusola Eleka, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate scored 452 votes in his unit in Ikere Ekiti, while Dr John Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scored 105 votes. There are 1,103 registered voters in Unit 007, Ward 2, Okekuru, Ikere-Ekiti, where the PDP candidate voted.
The reverse was the case at Fayemi’s polling unit of Isan Ward II Unit 9. While Fayemi polled 186 votes, Olusola Eleka got only 2 votes. In Polling Unit 7 ward 9 Olora layout on Adebayo Street in Ado Ekiti, while PDP polled 257 votes, the APC trailed with 202 votes.
[Report With Vanguard NGR]