The APC primary election is in progress in Ado-Ekiti to elect a candidate on the party’s platform for the 2019 General Elections. Here are the highlights of the process as it happens.
Al-Makura announces results
Chairman of the Ekiti APC primary Committee and Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has announced Kayode Fayemi as winner of the primary and flag bearer of APC.
He clarified that: “3 delegates failed to vote out of 2,327 accredited total number; of all who actually voted and whose votes were valid, 2,313 and 11 votes were voided.”
Vote counting concluded at 22:45. Fayemi wins.
Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and current Minister of Mines, Solid Minerals and Steel Development, John Kayode Fayemi, coasts home to victory with 941 votes out of 2,327 accredited delegate votes.
Official figure had been 2,618.
Second runner up is Segun Oni, also a former governor of the state. Kayode Ojo and Bamisile Olufemi are in third and fourth place.
Vote counting continues
Vote counting begins
Sorting of votes ends.
Last box (10th) being sorted
Nine boxes sorted, one more to go. Fayemi still leading, Oni follows, Ojo in third, while Bamisile approaching fourth.
Fayemi is closely followed by Segun Oni, and Kayode Ojo by Oni, as seventh box is being sorted.
Votes’ sorting continues, six sorted, four, remaining. Fayemi leads in the six already sorted.
As sorting of votes begin, three aspirants have no agents.
Exercise drawing to a close as the last LGA, Irepodun-felodun LGA delegates just finished voting at 4:14
The excerxise began at about 1:06 p.m., with the first LGA, Ekiti East of the South Senatorial District, and now ends with the 16th LGA, Irepodun Ifelodun LGA of the Ekiti Central Senatorial District.
Votes sorting to begin in a mater of minutes.
Accredited number of delegates, earlier announced as 2,326, has now been increased by one to 2,327. Chairman of the Primary committee and Governor of Nasarawa State Tanko Al-Makura, just gave the announcement, saying the additional number was earlier missed.
Delegates from southern senatorial districts, all of the Ekiti East, Ekiti South West, Emure, Gbonyin, Ikere and Ise Orun LGAs have voted; pregnant women, nursing mothers and people living with disabilities are given special attention to vote on time.
Two other senatorial districts – Central and North – will follow; each with five LGAs. North senatorial district will start voting now, starting with Ido-Osi LGA
Delegates from local government areas across Ekiti filing in from outside the hall to vote.
Delegates from each local government area voting; Ekiti east voting now.
Numbers of delegates from some of the local government areas:
Ado LGA: 182, Accredited 146
Efon LGA: 144, Accredited 121
Ekiti West: 158, Accredited 148
Ijero LGA: 168, Accredited 156
Irepodun/Ifelodun: 157, Accredited 145
Fayemi, Oni, Arise, Bamisile, Faparusi, others cast votes.
Total accredited delegates voting now stand at 2.326 out of a total official figure of 2,618.
Statutory delegates commence voting.
Accreditation concludes at 12:25; voting to commence now with statutory delegates. Delegates leave immediately after casting their votes.
Other aspirants of Ekiti APC Primary, Segun Oni, Bayo Orire (standing), Bimbo Daramola, Kolade Victor, Kola Alabi, Muyiwa Olumlua and others. Voting will commence in 10 minutes.
Fayemi fraternizing with other aspirants as he comes in.
APC will lose if delegates sell their votes to imposed aspirant, warns only female aspirant for governor Yaya Kolade.
Heavy security at Ekiti APC primary venue, accreditation in progress.
Accreditation for Ektit APC primary ongoing amid high security.