INEC officials, with Professor Olayinka, second left, declaring the final results of the Ekiti poll won by Kayode Fayemi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti State governorship elections held yesterday.
According to INEC, Fayemi polled 197,459 votes, while his closest rival of the PDP, Olusola Eleka, a professor polled 178,121 votes.
The chief returning officer, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, declared Fayemi the winner and governor-elect just before 8.00 am today Sunday.
Fifty three year-old Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress won in 12 of the l6 local governments, leaving the PDP rival, Olusola Eleka, the remaining four.
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 totaled 18, 857, while valid votes cast was 384,594.