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Jubilation in Ekiti, as INEC Declares Oyebanji Winner of Governorship Poll

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Wild jubilation has continued in most parts of Ekiti state, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Biodun Oyebanji, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the winner of yesterday’s governorship election in the state.

Major towns witnessed a celebration of the result by the people, as Prof. Kayode Adebowale, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and Returning Officer of the election, announced the result.



“Oyebanji, having scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected as the governor-elect of Ekiti State,” he said.

Out of the 351, 865 valid votes of the 360,753 votes cast, he scored 187,057 votes, to defeat the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Segun Oni and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bisi Kolawole.

Adebowale revealed that Oni garnered 82,211 votes, while Kolawole scored 67,457 votes.


In Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the midnight jubilation cut across the town, from the Government House, Oke Ayoba, to major streets, where residents trooped out to celebrate the victory.

Similarly, in Ikogosi-Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area, where Oyebanji hails from, residents were celebrating the victory till this morning.

Incumbent Governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Bisi

The case was the same in Ikere-Ekiti, where Mrs. Monitade Afuye, Oyebanji’s running mate hails from.

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