The Ekiti Election 2014 is finally come and gone. Ekiti the fountain of Knowledge has a new man in office. An old hand from the yester-years. An experience local motivator and now again State’s new Chief Executive.
According to INEC, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been elected Governor of Ekiti state.
Professor Isaac Azuzu, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Oye- Ekiti and The Returning Officer for the 2014 governorship elections announced the results of the governorship elections in Ekiti State after the countings and declaring the candidate of the PDP (People’s Democratic Party), Mr Ayodele Fayose, who was governor of Ekiti State from 29 May 2003 to 16 October 2006, winner of the contest.
Governor Elect Ayo Fayose scored a total of 203, 090 to defeat other candidates including the incumbent Governor Fayemi. Ayo Fasoye was called the local man of the people.
The Returning Officer, before announcing the results, called on party agents of the various political parties that participated in the elections to sign for the results sheet which indicates that they agree to the process and the election result.
Professor Azuzu said ” I wish to announce that Dr Tope Aluko of the PDP and Mr Dele of the National Conscience Party, NCP, have signed the result sheet”.
Professor Azuzu said “we have come to the grand finale of this exercise. Accord-268, AA–146, AA–146, APC-120433, AD–843, CPP-967, LP 18125, KOWA –222, CPP–967, PDP-203090, MPPP- 137, NCP–322, PDC–921, PPA–1050, SDP–65, UDP-67 as the final break-down of results.
Mr. Ayo Fayose got majority votes in all the 16 local government areas of the State as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Other leading three contenders in the Saturday poll were the Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress APC; Bamidele Opeyemi of the Labour Party.
Comments from The Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, Ekiti State, Mr. Tunji Ogunlola, said, “Our people are wiser now and I am sure they will resist any attempt to impose an unpopular candidate on them as the winner. INEC should announce the winner of the election and allow peace to reign.”
“Nigeria has too many security challenges it is struggling with and should not add Ekiti to the list of the troubled states.”
LG APC LP PDP
Efon 3,422 358 5,335
Oye 10,176 512 11,200
Ilejemeje 3,336 165 3,670
Ikere 7,989 585 16,197
Ikole 8,804 1,259 14,238
Ekiti S/W 6,746 1,413 11,038
Ijero 9,348 1,554 13,814
Ifelodun 6,834 3,555 13,038
Emure 4,332 1,527 7,086
Ekiti-East 8,584 884 12,498
Moba 7,994 1,000 8,878
Gbonyin 8,138 714 11,046
Ise 5,809 600 10,136
Ekiti-West 7,860 884 10,702
Ido-Osi 7,134 1,182 13,045
Ado-Ekiti 13,927 2,065 41,169