Kayode Fayemi returns to Ekiti Government House, declared winner of the poll
Four years after he was massively rigged out of office by the Goodluck Jonathan-era Peoples Democratic Party, Dr John Kayode Fayemi will return to the Ekiti State Government House in October, to continue his job, where he left off.
The former minister of mines and steel, was declared winner of the hotly contested July 14 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, following the collation of the results. As computed from INEC results, Fayemi polled 197,459 votes. His PDP rival Olusola Eleka, a professor got 178,121 votes.
The chief returning officer, who is also the Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, declared Fayemi the winner and Governor-elect just before 8.00 am on Sunday.
Fifty three year-old Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress won in 12 of the l6 local governments, leaving the PDP rival, Olusola Eleka, the remaining four.
Eleka won in his local council of Ikere-Ekiti, Emure, Efon and Ado-Ekiti.
Fayemi won in Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun, which is the local council of the incumbent, Ayodele Fayose, Ido-Osi, Fayemi’s own local council.
The APC candidate also won in Oye, Moba, Ijero, Gboyin, Ekiti West, Ikole, Ise Orun, Ekiti East and Ekiti South West.
According to the results declared, a total of 403,451 votes were cast at the election. The rejected votes totalled 18, 857, while valid votes cast was 384,594.