Biodun Oyebanji, candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC has been declared by INEC, winner of the Ekiti state governorship election.
Prof Kayode Adebowale, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, who is also the returning officer for the election, announced the results.
Adebowale said, “Oyebanji, having scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and returned elected as the governor-elect of Ekiti State”
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The APC scored 187,057 against its closest rival, the SDP, who had 82,211 votes, the PDP, which got 67,457 votes and 13 other parties which participated in Saturday’s governorship election.
Out of the total 360,753 votes cast, the total valid votes in the election were 351,865.
Agent of SDP, Owoseeni Ajayi, refused to sign the forms for the votes cast, the agent of the ADP, said, “Instead of having polling centres, what we have in Ekiti are vote-buying centres”.
In different parts of the state, some members of the ruling party (APC) celebrated the victory, describing it as well-deserved.