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Ekiti Governorship: Oyebanji emerges APC candidate amidst protest

Ekiti Governorship: Oyebanji emerges APC candidate amidst protest

Hon. Biodun Abayomi has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship election.

Abayomi polled a total of 101,703 votes to defeat seven other aspirants who had earlier announced they boycotted the party’s primary poll held in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

They earlier said they would boycott the exercise due to alleged plans to manipulate the election process to favour another aspirant said to be anointed by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The seven aspirants and their scores are; Sen. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, 706 votes, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, 691 votes, Hon. Femi Bamisile, 400 votes, Mr. Kayode Ojo, 767, Hon. Demola Popoola, 239, Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, 376 and Hon. Olu Afolabi, had 47 votes.

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Chairman of the APC Electoral Committee for the exercise, Governor Badaru, declared Hon. Biodun Oyebanji, as the candidate of the APC for the governorship election, having scored the highest number of votes in the election.

Governor Badaru said 183,560 were registered APC members in the state, 107,877 voters were accredited while 104, 983 voters were counted during the exercise.

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During the announcement of the results, there were violence recorded in some wards in the state as stated by some returning officers.

The affected areas are; Ekiti East, Ward 2, and 5, in Irepodun/Ifelodun, 5 wards were affected, in Gbonyin local government, 3 wards were affected and a car destroyed.

In Ijero local government, election did not take place in 1 ward, in solidarity with one of the aspirant from the area.

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