Fayose Defeats Fayemi, Emerges Ekiti Governor-Elect




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EKITI – Mr. Ayodele Peter Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday overwhelmingly defeated the incumbent Governor of State, Mr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to emerge the Governor-Elect of Ekiti State, according to the official result of the poll as announced by INEC.

The results released in Ado Ekiti, the State capital, by the election’s returning officer, Professor Uzomah Asuzu, are as follows for the three main contenders – John Kayode Fayemi (APC), Ayodele Peter Fayode (PDP) and Bamidele Michael Opeyemi (Labour Party).

PDP – 203090

APC – 120433

LP – 18135.

The PDP’s candidate won in all the 16 local government areas of State.

Total registered for the poll was 733 766, while accredited voters stood at 369 257.

The returning declared as follows: “Having satisfied the required laws and having secured the highest number of cast, Ayodele Peter Fayose is hereby declared winner of the election by me Professor Uzomah Asuzu…”

The electoral commission has been commended by monitoring groups for conducting a free and fair election.