Fayemi declared Ekiti election winner


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election.

Punch reports that the Chief Returning Officer, Professor Idowu Olayinka, declared Fayemi as the winner of the election at the INEC office in Ado Ekiti at the end of the collation of results from the 16 local government areas of the state.

According to the report, the newly elected governor defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, in 12 LGAs.

Earlier reports said Fayemi polled197,459 votes while Eleka had 178,121.

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