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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Biodun Oyebanji as winner of the 2022 governorship election.
Oyebanji emerged victorious in the exercise after polling 187,057 votes.
I bring you sincere fraternal greetings and congratulations on the successful conclusion of the special Presidential Convention of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On behalf of my wife, Oluremi, and my entire family, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the very special and personal congratulatory letter you sent to me. I am deeply honored. Your words in that letter were reassuring, reenergizing, and reinvigorating.
Your Excellency, one must admire the sense of purpose, composure, and maturity you demonstrated in the weeks and months preceding the primary elections of our great party. As aspirants and party leaders, we all pleaded with you to “choose” your successor.
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the ongoing Ekiti governorship election has won his polling unit in Ifaki Ekiti.
Mr Oni scored 218 out of the 244 votes cast at Unit 6 Ward 4, Ogbon Iro in Ifaki Ekiti, where he voted alongside his wife in the early hours of today.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Biodun Oyebanji, got 15 votes while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bisi Kolawole, got just three votes.
Widespread vote-buying have been reported across various polling unit in the Ekiti State gubernatorial election holding today.
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) dispersed a group of residents allegedly being bribed at Mobil filling station, opposite St. Michael’s School in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti.
It was observed that a large crowd was dispersed by a team of Civil Defence operatives, led by acting Deputy Commandant, Haruna Muhammed.