Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)Â has DeclaredÂ 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,Â Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ekiti East, Ekiti West, Gbonyin, Ise/Orun, Ido/Osi,Â 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 aÂ narrow lead with a total ofÂ 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 wasÂ Ilejemeje council, where APC hadÂ a total ofÂ 4,153 andÂ the ruling party, PDP
In Irepodun/ Ifelodun , APC polled 13,869, while the PDP garneredÂ a
total of 11, 456
Moba, APCÂ garnered 11, 837 votesÂ while the rivalÂ PDPÂ 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,Â APC polled a total of 7,048 votes while the PDP
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 defeatÂ the PDP which got 10,137
while in In Ido Osi, where former governor Segun Oni comes from, APC
polled 12, 342Â while the PDP hadÂ 11, 145.
In Ikole council, APC got 14,522 while the PDP scored 13,961 while
Ise/Orun also went to APC, having scoredÂ 11, 001 while the PDP got
In Ekiti East,Â APC had a slight edge by pollingÂ a total ofÂ 12,778
to edge outÂ the PDP thatÂ had 11,564 votes.
In Ekiti Southwest council, the APC had a sweet victory, polling a
total ofÂ 11,015 to trounce the PDP which garneredÂ 8,423.
In Ado Ekiti capital city, which had the highest number of votes, the
APCÂ hadÂ 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
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.
EKITI ELECTION RESULTS Â (LGAs)
PDP 5, 111
APC 14, 995
PDP 11, 271
PDP 11, 456
APC 11, 837
PDP 17, 183
APC 12, 648
APC 12, 342
PDP 11, 145
APC 11, 001
PDP 32, 810
PDPÂ Â 178,121