By Clementina Olomu
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has been declared winner of the Ekiti State governorship poll by Proffessor. Oyebode Adebowale, the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) returning officer.
He announced Oyebanji polled a total of 187, 057 to win the election, while Mr Segun Oni, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, scored 82, 211, to come second.
Oyebode said that Oyebanji had certified the law and was, therefore, declared the winner. “That I, Proffessor Oyebode Adebowale, hereby certified that I am the returning officer of the Ekiti 2022 Governorship Election held on June 18.
The INEC returning officer, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, gave the breakdown of the total votes scored by the participating political parties as follows,
Mr Segun Oni, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, scored 82, 211, to come second.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Chief Bisi Kolawole polled 67,457 to cliche the third position.
Others in the race are, Accord (A) scored 166; African Action Congress (AAC) 409; All Progressives Grand Alliance,(APGA) 17 while Action Democratic Congress (ADC) polled 141 votes.
Also, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) scored 5,597; Allied Peoples Movement (APM) -290; Labour Party (LP) polled 195 votes; New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) scored 529 and National Rescue Movement (NRM) 347.
The rest were, Young Progressives Party (YPP)-618; All Peoples Party (APP) polled 1,980 and Zenith Labour Party,(ZLP) polled 282; Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) polled 856.
According to the INEC Returning Officer, the total numbers of registered voters were 989,224, accredited voters, 363,438, valid votes were, 351865 and voided votes were 8888.
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