Former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has won Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state, defeating his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, in 12 LGAs.
Fayemi polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes.
Results of the Ekiti Governorship election declared by Local Government Collation officers at State Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in Ado Ekiti are as follows:
Idi Osi LG
APC , 14,192
Ekiti West LG
Ise Orun LG
Ekiti South West
Earlier, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Eleka cried foul over the outcome of Saturday’s election, alleging manipulation of the results.
In a statement by the spokesman of his campaign organisation, Lere Olayinka, the PDP flagbearer said ”We contested against security agencies” and alleged that plans were afoot to tinker with the results of the election.”
Olayinka said results in most of the local councils were tampered with.
”Aside the fact that it was an election of the PDP versus all the security agencies in the country, we are confident of winning.
He said the various wards collating centres have been taken over by armed thugs backed by security agencies as it was before and during the election.
“Despite the intimidation and harassment by security agencies, we are still hopeful of winning the election but we are confronted with a clear plot to manipulate the results.
“We are therefore calling on all well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the security agencies and INEC to allow the will of Ekiti people to prevail.”