Ekiti Guber 2018: Fayemi Wins, Olusola Rejects Result

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… Buhari Has Proven That He’s A Dictator – Fayose Speaks

 

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been announced winner of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state.

He was victorious in 12 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes, and edging out his closest rival, Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had 178,121 votes, leaving a margin of 19,338.

Based on the votes secured, INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Idowu Olayinka, declared Fayemi the winner on Sunday morning.

However, the PDP candidate has rejected the results claiming irregularities.

Unlike the last governorship election in the state when he lost in all the 16 local government areas to incumbent Ayodele Fayose, Fayemi secured victory in 12 local government areas, leaving Olusola with four LGAs.

The collation of results at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Secretariat in Ado-Ekiti began around 2:30 am on Sunday with after an address by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor AbdulGaniy Raji.

Voting in the keenly contested governorship election had ended in most polling units in the state by 2 pm on Saturday after which sorting of ballots and collation of results took place at the polling unit and local government level.

The election was a 2-way race between Fayemi, a former Governor of the State and Olusola, who is also the current Deputy Governor of the state fully backed by his boss, Fayose.

Although over 30 candidates contested in the election, it was a two-horse race between Fayemi and Olusola.

35 political parties participated in the election across 2,195 polling units in 16 local government areas.

Meanwhile, Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the conduct of the gubernatorial election in the state is proof that President Muhammadu Buhari is a dictator.

Fayose was reacting to the loss he suffered in the polls to Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Although he was not on the ballot paper, Fayose had personalized the election saying it was himself versus the President.

Before the election, he had boasted severely that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola, is his deputy, would win effortlessly.

However, following the declaration of Fayemi as the winner, Fayose has blasted the President insisting he is not a democrat.

“On this Ekiti election, President Buhari demonstrated truly that he is not a democrat, but a dictator and fascist per excellence,” he tweeted on Monday.

This was Fayose’s first public reaction to the outcome of the election.

 

Below are the results of the Ekiti State Governorship election as formally declared by INEC.

 

IREPODUN/IFELODUN LGA

 

APC – 13, 869

PDP – 11, 456

 

ILEJEMEJE LGA

 

APC – 4, 153

PDP – 3, 930

 

IDO-OSI LGA

 

APC – 12, 342

PDP – 11, 145

 

OYE LGA

 

APC – 14, 999

PDP – 11, 271

 

EFON LGA

 

APC – 5, 028

PDP – 5, 192

 

MOBA LGA

 

APC – 11, 837

PDP – 8, 520

 

IJERO LGA

 

APC – 14, 192

PDP – 11, 077

 

GBONYIN LGA

 

APC – 11, 498

PDP – 8, 027

 

EMURE LGA

 

APC – 7, 048

PDP – 7, 121

 

IKERE LGA

 

APC – 11, 515

PDP – 17, 183

 

EKITI WEST LGA

 

APC – 12, 648

PDP – 10, 137

 

IKOLE LGA

 

APC – 14, 522

PDP – 13, 961

 

ISE/ORUN LGA

 

APC – 11, 908

PDP – 6, 290

 

EKITI EAST LGA

 

APC – 12, 778

PDP – 11, 564

 

EKITI SOUTH WEST LGA

 

APC – 11, 015

PDP – 8, 423

 

ADO-EKITI LGA

 

APC – 28, 111

PDP – 32, 810

 

Total

APC -197,459

PDP -178,121

 

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