The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has won the governorship election in Ekiti State.
The chief returning officer of the election, Kayode Adebowale, in the wee hours of Sunday announced the APC, standard bearer, Mr. Oyebanji the winner, in Ado-Ekiti, the capital city, having polled 187,057 votes, the highest number of votes, the higgest in the race.
Candidates of the opposition Social Democratic Party, SDP, Segun Oni, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bisi Kolawole, came a distant second and third respectively.
Oni m polled 82,211, while Bisi Kolawole scored 67, 457 votes.
Of the 16 local government areas in the state, Mr Oyebanji, the anointed choicebof outgoing Governor Kayode Fayemi, won 15 – Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ilejemeje, Moba, Ado-Ekiti, Ijero, Ekiti Southwest, Ido-Osi, Ise-Orun, Gbonyin, Oye, Ekiti West, Ikere, Emure, Ikole.
Mr Kolawole won in Efon local government area.
Registered voters – 989,224
Accredited voters – 365,438
Valid votes – 351,865
Rejected votes – 8888
Total votes cast – 360753
Number of votes according to political parties
A – 166
AAC – 409
ADC – 5,997
All – 290
LP – 195
NNPN – 529
PDP – 67457
SDP – 82,211
YPP – 618