Fayemi emerges winner of rescheduled Ekiti APC governorship primary
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Fayemi emerges winner of rescheduled Ekiti APC governorship primary

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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has emerged winner of the rescheduled governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State.

Fayemi won the tightly contested governorship primary of the party held on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, with 941 out of the 2337 votes cast by the delegates.

The former governor of the state defeated 31 other aspirants including ex-governor Segun Oni.

Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State and chairman of the committee overseeing the electoral process, had confirmed that 2,327 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

The aspirants who came closest to Fayemi are Segun Oni who secured 481 votes, Kayode Ojo (281), Olufemi Richard Bamisile (179), Oluyede Oluwole (121), and Aluko Daniel Olugbenga (86).

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Adekunle Patrick was the only aspirant without a vote while Ajayi Adebowale Oluranti and Elizabeth Taiye had one each. Coker Olumuyiwa, Olumilua Olumuyiwa, Ajayi Olatunji and Ayodele Arise secured two votes apiece.

Despite withdrawing from the race, Babafemi Ojudu still managed to get 10 votes.

The election was disrupted last Saturday by some party agents who alleged that the exercise was fraudulent.

The rescheduled primary election took place at Damlek Event Centre, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Fayemi is from Isan-Ekiti in Oye-Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.

 

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