PDP’S FAYOSE WINS IN EKITI, ALTERING 2015 CALCULATIONS
By Shola Oyeyipo and Toba Suleiman
Former Governor Ayo Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 203,090 of the votes cast in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, defeating Governor Kayode Fayemi of All Progressives Congress who scored 120,433 votes. His victory has now altered 2015 calculations, as PDP has made a major inroad into the South-west, APC’s stronghold.
The number of states under the control of APC in the South-west has now reduced to four, with the Labour Party in control of Ondo State and PDP now the incoming government in Ekiti.
The final results announced about 4.15am also showed that Labour Party’s candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele polled 18,135 votes.
Announcing the results in Ado-Ekiti, the state’s returning officer, Prof. Isaac Azuzu Uzoma, said “having satisfied the law and scored the majority votes, Ayo Fayose of PDP is hereby declared the winner of the election.”
Indications that Fayose would win the election emerged early during voting as most of the votes counted showed that he was clearly leading.
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