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Breaking: Its Official, Fayemi Wins Ekiti Governorship

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.

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.

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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