Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
Oyebanji polled 187,057 votes to defeat Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who came second with a distant 82,211 votes. Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came third with 67,457 votes.
The APC candidate won in 15 of the 16 Local Governments in Ekiti State.
The Returning Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Kayode Adebowale said Oyebanji, having polled the majority of votes has been declared the winner of the Ekiti governorship election.
In Ijero LG, Oyebanji polled 13,754 votes to defeat Segun Oni of the SDP, who scored 5,006 votes, while the PDP’s candidate, Bisi Kolawole polled 4,897 votes to come third.
Others and their votes are: A-08, AAC-32, ADC-96, AEP-201, APGA-33, APM-16, APP-82, LP-16, NNPP-48, NRM-17, PRP-87, YPP-59 and ZLP-18.
Also, Ojebanji defeated Oni in Emure LG, polling 7,728 against 3,445 votes scored by Oni, while PDP got 2,610 votes.
Others are: A-4, AAC-15, ADC-81, ADP-92, APGA-14, APM-16, APP-70, LP-13, NNPP-13, NRM-19, PRP-24, YPP-41 and ZLP-12.
In Ekiti Southwest, Oyebanji polled 9,679 votes to beat Oni, who scored 4,577 votes. Kolawole got 4,474 votes to come third.
Others and their scores are: A-3, AAC-22, ADC-100, ADP-195, APGA-24, APM-10, APP-170, LP-14, NNPP-30, NRM-33, PRP-43, SDP-4577, YPP-41 and ZLP-26.
Oyebanji also won Ikere LG, polling 12,086 votes to defeat PDP’s Kolawole, who got 3,789, while ADC came third with 3,764 votes and Oni came fourth with 1,943 votes.
In Ilejemeje LG, the APC candidate polled 4,357 votes to win the council, while Oni‘s SDP got 2,344 and PDP, 1,157 votes.
In Moba LG, APC won by scoring 11,609 votes to beat SDP which got 4,904 votes and PDP, 3,530 votes.
The Kolawole’s PDP defeated Oyebanji’s APC in Efon Alaye LG, garnering 6,303 votes as against 4,012 votes polled by APC and 339 votes by SDP.