Governor Ayodele Fayose’s anointed candidate, Prof. Kayode Olusola has emerged the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State for the July 25 election.
Total number of void votes recorded was seven in the primary election that lasted for about seven hours.
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the Chairman of the Ekiti PDP Governorship Primary Electoral Committee declared Olusola winner at exactly 8.30 pm.
Declaring the result, Okowa said: “We have come to the end of the congress and in the first instance, you are aware that just before voting started, Senator (Biodun) Olujimi stepped down and we have only Prof. Kolapo Olusola and Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
“It was definitely a keen competition, at the end, we had total number of 1,968 accredited voters and Prof. Kolapo Olusola scored 1,190 votes and Prince Adedayo Adeyeye scored 771 votes.
“That brings the total valid votes to 1, 961 with seven votes voided; I want to also announce that both aspirants told us that they did accept the results.
“Before Prince Adeyeye left, he told me that he was quite satisfied with the conduct of the primary. I must thank all members of the State Congress Committee as appointed by the National Working Committee.
“I want to thank everybody for your patience for the success of this primary. I want to thank the representatives of INEC who came out in good numbers.