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President Buhari Speaks On Fayemi’s Victory At Ekiti State Election + Election Results

Following the alleged controversies that transpired at the Ekiti State Gubernatorial Election, The rigging of Elections, Snatching of Ballot boxes, Use of Police And touts and the bribery of voters into voting in favour of the opposing party as shown on Tv and the internet.

Buhari has released a seemingly perfect speech in congratulations to the emerged winner of the Ekiti Election., Dr. John Fayemi Kayode.

The President commends the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign.

President Buhari urges the governor-elect and APC members to be magnanimous in victory as the incoming administration prepares to unfold a new lease of life for the people of Ekiti State through purposeful and responsible governance.

He commends the people of the State for their matured and peaceful conduct as they made their choice using the power of the ballot.

President Buhari also lauds the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for adequate preparations and displaying impartiality throughout the process.

He applauds the security agencies for creating the right atmosphere for the relatively peaceful conduct of the polls and urges them to sustain the peace.

He also commends local and international observers and monitors for their vigilance and contributions towards the relatively hitch-free exercise.

The President urges the losers to be gallant in conceding defeat and use constitutional means to settle whatever grievances they may have rather than resort to self-help.

President Buhari appeals to all stakeholders in Ekiti State to work towards a successful transition to a new administration in the higher interest of not only the State but the entire nation and its fledgling democratic experience.

“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again,” the President notes.


Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

July 15, 2018


The candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi, has been declared the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election.

This is according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in majority of the 16 local councils in the state.

The chief returning officer of the election, Idowu Olayinka, a professor and vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, announced the final results in the early hours of Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Here are results by local government areas:

Ido Osi

APC – 12,342
PDP – 11145
LP – 08
SDP  – 60


APC – 13,869
PDP – 11456
LP – 13


APC – 14,995
PDP – 11,271
LP – 08
SDP – 24


APC – 4,153
PDP – 3,937


APC – 11837
PDP – 8520
LP – 13
SDP – 15


APC – 5, 028
PDP – 5,192
LP – 05
SDP – 11


APC – 14,192
PDP – 11,078
LP – 13


APC – 11498
PDP – 8027
LP – 18
SDP – 10


APC – 14520
PDP – 13961
LP – 11
SDP – 53


APC – 7048
PDP – 7121
LP – 5 votes

Ise Orun

APC – 11,908
PDP – 6,297
LP – 08
SDP – 05

Ekiti East

APC – 12,778
PDP – 11,564
LP – 04
SDP – 26

Ekiti South West

APC – 11,015
PDP – 8,423
SDP – 23
LP – 46

Ado Ekiti
APC – 28, 111
PDP –  32,810
LP –  95
SDP –  39

Ikere Local Government
APC – 11,515
PDP – 17,183

Ekiti West Local Government
APC –  12,648
PDP – 10,137

It is believed that a total of 403,451 votes was cast with 384,594 valid votes. A total of 18,857 votes was rejected.

From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, in 12 LGAs.

Fayemi polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes.


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