INEC declares Fayemi winner of Ekiti poll with 384,594 votes


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.”

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

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


PDC – 1,242

PDP – 178,121

PPA – 632

PPN – 107

SDP – 367

UDP – 29

UPN – 33

YDP – 31

YPP – 49

Total Valid Votes – 384,594

Rejected Votes – 18,857


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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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