Ex-governor Kayode Fayemi wins Ekiti APC primary


Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti, which was conducted on Saturday.

Fayemi secured the most votes in the rescheduled exercise held on Saturday.

The former Governor secured 941 votes, beating Segun Oni (481), 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.

2,327 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

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A total of 33 aspirants were cleared by APC for the primary election, but Ojudu withdrew on Wednesday, leaving 32 aspirants in the race.

Voting by delegates from the 16 local government areas in the state ended at about 4.15pm.

The Chairman of the Primary Election Commission, Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa, commended the voters for impressive turnout and conduct.

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