The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, defeated his closest rival, PDP Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka in 12 LGAs at the poll held yesterday across the state.
Ekiti Election 2018 Result:
From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated Olusola in 12 LGAs while PDP won in 4.
APC emerged victorious in Fayose’s local government area, Irepodun-Ifelodun, with 13,869 votes, while PDP had 11,456 votes.
Fayemi (APC) polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,121 votes.
Results of the Ekiti Governorship election declared by Local Government Collation officers at State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ado Ekiti.
- Ilejemeje LG
- Irepodun LG
- Idi Osi LG
- Oye LG
- Efon LG
- Moba LG
- Ijero LG
APC , 14,192
- Gbonyi LG
- Emure LG
- Ikere LG
- Ekiti West LG
- Ikole LG
- Ise Orun LG
- Ekiti East
- Ekiti South West
- Ado LG
How APC Fayem won in Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area:
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in yesterday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, was the clear winner in Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, where many had expected Professor Eleka of the PDP to have a walk over.
Fayemi polled 13,869 against Fayose’s anointed candidate’s 11,456 votes.
However, Eleka won in Fayose’s polling unit and ward which was not enough to secure victory for his party in the local government area.
The local government has 11 wards. Result from each ward was collated at the headquarters of INEC situated in Igede.
A total of 66,162 voters are registered in the local government while 27,306 were accredited.
Of the 27,211 votes cast, 25,849 were valid while 1362 were rejected.
Only party agents of APC and PDP present at the centre signed the result at 11:06p.m.
APC, PDP ALLEGEDLY WOOED VOTERS at EKITI ELECTION 2018 with cash:
At the election, tension set in as allegations of vote-buying were levelled against party agents by voters in some polling units. In some cases, the situation led to friction among loyalists of various political parties.
At Ward 12 in the Igbehin area of Ado-Ekiti, an elderly voter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, accused the All Progressives Congress of offering N5,000 to those who had the Permanent Voter Card to secure their votes. He said he rejected the offer.
“I was offered N5,000 to vote for the party but I rejected it. I am 73 years old retired teacher. I cannot allow the future of my children to be bought by moneybags. I don’t know how we descended to this level when people brazenly offer money to people to secure their votes. It was not like this in the past. Will our votes count with this problem?” he asked.
In Ayegbaju and Oye-Ekiti, it was alleged that party agents paid those who had no PVC N2,000 to vote in connivance with the INEC officials.
A source, who simply identified herself as Bimbo, said after those who had PVC had voted, some of the remaining ballot papers were thumb-printed by youths who had no PVC with the promise of financial gratification.
“If you look well and observe the polling units, the INEC officials connive to allow this thing to happen. They pretended to check the fingerprint but it is fraud they are perpetrating.”
The Peoples Democratic Party was also accused of offering voters N3,000 each to secure their votes. Apart from the reported N3,000 allegedly paid to some civil servants and pensioners by the PDP-led state government, the party agents were accused of going from house to house, approaching voters who possessed PVC.