INEC Declares Fayose Winner of Ekiti Governorship Election
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose has been declared winner of Saturday’s election in the state.
Fayose polled 203,090 votes to defeat the incumbent Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 120, 433 votes.
The candidate of the Labour Party, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele scored 18, 135 votes.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), around 4.22a.m on Sunday, Fayose scored the highest number of votes in all the 16 local governments of the state o emerge winner of the election.
Fayose was a former governor of the state from 2003 to 2006.
Ado Ekiti, the ekiti state capital, remained calm as the news of INEC declaration of Ayodele Fayose as winner of saturday’s governorship poll filtered in.
The election was largely peaceful as the three main contenders commended the INEC for a job well done.
There were no cases of breach of public peace throughout the duration, neither was there any official report of such in the election which began with accreditation of voters by 8 a.m. while voting commenced at 12.30p.m.
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