Fayemi Floors Segun Oni, Ojo Wins Ekiti APC Guber Primary

Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti.

Fayemi scored a total 941 votes to win the rescheduled exercise on Saturday.


The minister will carry the party flag in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti.

Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti, who came in second place secured 481 votes.

Others are Kayode Ojo (281), Olufemi Richard Bamisile (179), Oluyede Oluwole (121), and Aluko Daniel Olugbenga (86).

2,237 delegates were accrediate for the exercise that took place at the Damlek Multipurpose Hall & Event Centre, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.


Adekunle Patrick was the only aspirant without a vote while Ajayi Adebowale Oluranti and Elizabeth Taiye had one each. Coker Olumuyiwa, Olumilua Olumuyiwa, Ajayi Olatunji and Ayodele Arise secured two votes apiece.

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state was chairman of the committee overseeing the electoral process.

Last Saturday, the party conducted a primary election to pick its candidate for the Ekiti poll, but the exercise was disrupted by some protesters at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the exercise.

The protesters had alleged that attempts were being made by some party officials to compromise the process.

The protest, which turned violent, led to party officials, aspirants and their followers as well as journalists to run for safety as gunshots were heard in and around the venue, forcing officials to declare the exercise incloclusive.

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