Updated: (Breaking News) INEC Declares Fayemi Winner


Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has Declared  the governorship candidate of the APC, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the Saturday, July 14 Governorship election in Ekiti State.

He was returned winner at 8am on Sunday by the State Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, having scored the highest number of votes.

Fayemi polled 197,459 votes to defeat his closest rival, Prof. Kola Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 178,121 voted.

In the result declared by INEC, Fayemi won in Oye,  Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ekiti East, Ekiti West, Gbonyin, Ise/Orun, Ido/Osi, Moba, Ilejemeje, Ijero, Ekiti Southwest, and Ikole.

Olusola led in Ado, Ikere, Efon and Emure councils.

According to the breakdown, in Efon council which was a battlefield, APC got 5,026

while the PDP maintained a  narrow lead with a total of  5, 111 votes.

In Oye, where Fayemi comes from, APC had a smooth ride with 14, 995 votes while the PDP got a total votes of 11, 271.

Another local government where the battle was fierce was  Ilejemeje council, where APC had  a total of  4,153 and  the ruling party, PDP

got  3,937.

In Irepodun/ Ifelodun , APC polled 13,869, while the PDP garnered  a

total of 11, 456

Moba, APC  garnered 11, 837 votes  while the rival  PDP  got 8,520

votes in the council, also in Ijero local government, the APC had

14,192 while the PDP scored 11,077.

In Gbonyin Council, APC scored 11,498 while the PDP polled a total of

8,027 while In Emure,  APC polled a total of 7,048 votes while the PDP

got 7,121.

For Ikere council, where Olusola came from, the APC garnered 11,515

votes while the PDP got a smooth victory by scoring 17, 183.

In Ekiti West, APC polled 12, 648 to defeat  the PDP which got 10,137

while in In Ido Osi, where former governor Segun Oni comes from, APC

polled 12, 342  while the PDP had  11, 145.

In Ikole council, APC got 14,522 while the PDP scored 13,961 while

Ise/Orun also went to APC, having scored  11, 001 while the PDP got

6,297 .

In Ekiti East,  APC had a slight edge by polling  a total of  12,778

to edge out  the PDP that  had 11,564 votes.

In Ekiti Southwest council, the APC had a sweet victory, polling a

total of  11,015 to trounce the PDP which garnered  8,423.

In Ado Ekiti capital city, which had the highest number of votes, the

APC  had  28,111 while the PDP led slightly with a total of 32, 810.

The PDP had however told the commission to reconduct election in

Ilejemeje, particularly where elections were cancelled on Saturday due

to violence.

A total of 667,064 collected their Permanent Voter Cards and were

eligible to vote out of the 931, 227

Fayemi is from Isan Ekiti in Oye local government from Ekiti North

senatorial district comprising Ikole, Ilejemeje, Moba , Ido/Osi and

Oye local government.

Olusola is from Ikere Ekiti in Ekiti South , which consist of

Gbonyin, Ikere, Ekiti South , Ekiti Southwest, Emure , Ekiti East and

Ise/Orun local governments.

The Central has Ado, Ijero, Efon, Ekiti West and Irepodun/Ifelodun councils.




APC 5,026

PDP 5, 111


APC 14, 995

PDP 11, 271





APC 13,869

PDP 11, 456


APC 11, 837

PDP 8,520


APC 14,192

PDP 11,077


APC 11,498

PDP 8,027


APC 7,048

PDP 7,121


APC 11,515

PDP 17, 183


APC 12, 648

PDP 10,137


APC 12, 342

PDP 11, 145


APC 14,522

PDP 13,961


APC 11, 001

PDP  6,297


APC 12,778

PDP 11,564


APC 11,015

PDP  8,423


APC 28,111

PDP 32, 810



APC 197,459

PDP  178,121