Fayemi Is APC’s Candidate For Ekiti Guber

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi , has won the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He polled 941 to defeat other aspirants including a former governor of the state , Segun Oni , in the primary conducted under a tight security . The minister of mines and…”
Yusuf
May 13, 2018 8:44 am

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi , has won the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

He polled 941 to defeat other aspirants including a former governor of the state , Segun Oni , in the primary conducted under a tight security .

The minister of mines and steel development won the primary despite stiff opposition from some of the aspirants , who campaigned vigorously against him .

Other results as declared by the committee are, Adesua Oladiran (04), Adeyanju Bodunde (03 ), Ajayi Adebowale Oluranti ( 01), Yinka Akerele (11 ), Kola Alabi (14 ), Aloba Adebisi (07 ), Gbenga Aluko (86 ), Ayo Arise (02) , and Opeyemi Bamidele( 08).

They also included Femi Bamisile , (179 ) , Bimbo Daramola (28 ), Oladipupo Ogunkoya ( 01) and Adekunle Esan with no vote, Bamidele Faparusi (23) and Sesan Fatoba (43 ).

Fayemi in an interview with said he owed the victory to God , his fellow aspirants, the APC and the people of Ekiti who he wanted to serve .

He said , “ The confidence repose in me by delegates who are exco members of our party is truly humbling . I owe the gratitude to them . We have a challenge, we must rescue Ekiti State. ”

At the rescheduled APC governorship primary on Saturday , tight security was put in place to forestall a repeat of the ugly incident that marred the exercise when it was first held a week ago.

There were fears of disruption of the primary by thugs , with the time given by the Independent National Electoral Commission to all political parties to submit their governorship candidates remaining a few days .

Such disruption could have resulted in the APC’s possible inability to present a candidate.

But such fears were allayed at the Oke- Ila venue of the primary , with several detachments of security agencies from Oyo, Anambra, Lagos and other states, drafted to maintain law and order at the venue .

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