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Fayose Wins Ekiti Election

THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose has been declared winner of Saturday's election in the state.
Fayose polled 203,090 votes to defeat the incumbent Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 120, 433 votes.

The candidate of the Labour Party, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele scored 18, 135 votes.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), around 4.22a.m on Sunday, Fayose scored the highest number of votes in all the 16 local governments of the state to emerge winner of the election.

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Ado Ekiti, the ekiti state capital, remained calm as the news of INEC declaration of former governor Ayodele Fayose as winner of saturday's governorship poll filtered in.
Most residents were still in their sleep when the result of the election was announced.
About 56.34 per cent of the total votes cast in the Ekiti governorship poll were secured by Mr Ayodele Fayose, of the PDP, going by official results.

He scored 203,090 out of the 360,485 total votes cast during the election. Incumbent governor Kayode Fayemi got 33.41 per cent, going by the official figure released by INEC.
Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, was agog with celebration as some of the residents, who found the election result favourable, trooped to the streets to celebrate it.

Although the election was largely peaceful, the presence of law enforcement agents created further security for the election, which saw a large turnout of voters in all parts of the state.
Reports from other major cities spread across the 16 local government areas in the state also indicated subdued celebrations, even as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) awaits collated results from the three senatorial districts in the state to make official announcement.

Some of the council areas that witnessed celebrations included Ado Ekiti, Ekiti South West, Ise/Orun and Emure, with the jubilant crowd shouting the slogan of one of the candidates of the party.
While the supporters of some key political gladiators in the state were effusive with joy, the loyalists of others betrayed emotion through mournful looks.

None of the candidates complained about the distribution of materials as they all commended INEC for the early distribution of electoral materials and availability of necessary tools for the election.

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