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How Fayose Won, By INEC


Final Results

Fayose-    203, 090
Fayemi-   120, 433
Bamidele- 18, 135
By Abdulkareem Olaleye

Breakdown LG by LG

EMURE: APC 4,332, LP 1527, PDP 7,086

OYE:  APC 10,176, LP 512, PDP 11,200

IKERE: APC 7,989, LP 585, PDP 16,197

ILEJEMEJE: APC 3,336, LP 165, PDP 3,670

EFON : APC 3,422, LP 358, PDP 5335

IKOLE: APC 8,804, LP 1,259, PDP 14,238

Ekiti S’West: APC 6,746, LP 1,413, PDP 11,038

Ijero: APC 9,348, LP 1,554, PDP 13,814

IREPODUN/IFELODUN: APC 6,834, LP 3,555, PDP 13,038

Ekiti East: APC 8,584, LP 762, PDP 12,498

Moba: APC 7,994 LP 1,000, PDP 8,878

Ise/Orun: APC 5,809, LP 600, PDP 10,136

Gboyin: APC 8,138, LP 714, PDP 11,046

Ekiti West: APC 7,860 LP 884 PDP 10,702

Ido Osi: APC 7,134 LP , PDP 13,045

Ado-Ekiti: APC 13,927, LP 2,065 PDP 41,169

In the build-up to the Ekiti State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Saturday’s governorship election, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said he was pushed out as the state governor on October 16, 2006 and will return to power on October 16, 2014.

On Sunday morning his prophecy came true when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him as the winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.

Following the final results of the election declared around 4.34 am Sunday, Fayose polled 203,090 votes to defeat the incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi who polled 120,433 votes.

Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele of the Labour Party trailed with 18,135 votes.

According to the INEC Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac Azuzu, “Ayodele Peter Fayose of PDP having certified the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected”.

Fayose recorded the highest number of votes in all the 16 local governments in the state.

There was massive turn out in the poll, which held across the 16 local governments.

A total of 476,870 voters were eligible to vote at the poll as INEC Spokesman in the state, Mr. Taiwo Gbadegesin, said of the 732,166 registered to vote, only 476, 870 turned up to collect their permanent voters cards, which was the basis for voting in the election.

Eighteen political parties contested the election but three of them namely the state Governor Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), PDP candidate Fayose and Bamidele of Labour Party (LP) were seen as the major contenders for the office.

In the initial results collated in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Fayose had swept some of the units visited by our correspondent, with some people already jubilating in some parts of the state.

The PDP candidate was leading in local governments visited in Ekiti North, South and Central Senatorial Districts.

In Iyin-Ekiti, however, Labour Party Candidate Bamidele pulled a surprise at the Elera Compound, Unit 003, where he defeated former governor of the state and APC chieftain, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.

Signs that the election would be attended by a massive turnout of voters started emerging in Ado Ekiti. As early as 6 am, as people started trekking several kilometres to exercise their voting rights due to the restriction placed on movement.

Speaking with newsmen on the rumours of his stepping down for Fayose, the Labour Party candidate said, “rumours of my stepping down for PDP was a figment of the imagination to mislead the electorate.

“Overtures were made from both sides and they tried to talk me out. This is not just an election; it is a struggle to make a statement and to provide a platform for alternative governance. I never contemplated merging with anybody; that will be a disservice to Ekiti State and a disappointment. The fact that some principalities and powers lost their wards is enough statement”

Bamidele, who described the election as largely peaceful, said that he was ready to congratulate whoever wins.



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