Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
Former governor of Ekiti State, and current Minister of Mines, Solid minerals and Steel Development, John Kayode Fayemi, has won the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress by coasting home to victory with 941 vote out of 2,316 accredited votes of the delegates.
Official figure was 2,618 while total number of accredited delegates is 2,327 and 11 votes were voided.
Also, ex-governor of the state, and former Deputy National Chairman of the APC, South Nigeria, Segun Oni, emerged second runner up to Fayemi with 481 votes, while a newcomer to the race, Olubunmi Kayode Ojo, emerged third with 281 votes. Former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, during incumbent Governor Ayo Fayose’s first tenure, Bamisile Richards Olufemi, came fourth with 179 votes.
14 aspirants had emerged from Ekiti south senatorial districts to express strongly, the agitation for southern agenda by that district which had not produced a governor since the inception of the state in 1996.
Bimbo Daramola, ex-member of Representatives, and current Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House of Representatives, poled 28 votes. Also, another member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Faparusi, polled 23 votes.
Former Deputy Senate whip, Senator Gbenga Aluko, polled 86, while, Senator Ayo Arise, who had defeated from the PDP, polled 2, Opeyemi Bamidele, also a former member of Representatives, polled 8 votes.