INEC pronounces Fayemi winner of Ekiti Governorship election

INEC pronounces Fayemi winner of Ekiti Governorship election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, winner of the Ekiti state governorship election held yesterday in the state.

Fayemi won the election with a total vote of 197,459 while the leading contender and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka had 178,121 votes. The People For Democratic Change (PDC)’s candidate came third with a total vote of 1,242.

INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the Ekiti state governorship election, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said: “That John Olukayode Fayemi of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and got the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and returned elected.”

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While announcing few minutes to 8am on Sunday, he gave the figures as follows:

Accredited Number of Voters – 405,861

Lawful votes

Accord – 250

AA – 41

ACD – 1,149

AD – 216

ADP – 1,082

AGA – 107

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AGAP – 31

ANRP – 125

APA – 1,199

APC – 197,459

APDA – 464

APGA – 70

BNPP – 14

DA – 14

DPC – 147

DPP – 181

FJP – 42

GPN – 20

ID – 212

KOWA – 23

LP – 280

MMN – 35

MPN – 231

NDMP – 84

NPC – 353

PANDEL – 74

PDC – 1,242

PDP – 178,121

PPA – 632

PPN – 107

SDP – 367

UDP – 29

UPN – 33

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YDP – 31

YPP – 49

Total Valid Votes – 384,594

Rejected Votes –   18,857

TOTAL VOTES CAST – 403,451


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