INEC declares APC’s Oyebanji winner of Ekiti governorship poll
Abiodun Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, has been declared the winner of the election by the electoral commission, INEC.
Announcing the winner in the early hours of Sunday, INEC’s Chief Returning Officer, Kayode Adebowale, said Mr Oyebanji, the anointed candidate of the outgoing governor, Kayode Fayemi, polled 187,057 votes to defeat his closest rival, Segun Oni, of the Social Democratic Party, who polled 82,211 votes.
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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bisi Kolawole, came third, polling 67,457 of the total valid votes cast.
Mr Oyebanji won in 15 of the 16 local government areas of the state while Mr Kolawole won in the remaining one – Efon Alaye LG.