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 .