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Politics of Thursday, 27 January 2022


Fayose’s candidate clinches Ekiti PDP gov ticket

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The immediate past Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Bisi Kolawole, on Wednesday, emerged as the candidate of the party for the June 18 governorship election.

Kolawole, who is former Governor Ayo Fayose’s preferred aspirant, garnered 671 votes to beat his closest rival, former Governor Olusegun Oni, who scored 330 votes and other aspirants.

Other aspirants – former Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola, scored 93 votes; former House of Representatives member, Wale Aribisala, garnered 56 votes; financial expert, Kayode Adaramodu, scored 10 votes; former deputy governorship candidate, Deji Ogunsakin, scored six votes and National Assembly member, Biodun Olujimi, who had earlier pulled out of the exercise secured two votes.

The Chairman, PDP Primary Election Committee for Ekiti State and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, who declared Kolawole winner “having certified the conditions and scored the highest votes by scoring 671 votes”, congratulated other aspirants for sportsmanship and urged them to join hands to win the June 18 election.

In his acceptance speech, Kolawole, said, “It is God’s design to make me the winner of this election. I want to willingly accept it. The result has been very clear, the process has been very clear, credible and it makes everybody happy.”

In his reaction, Oni said, “We are going to fight together to make him (Kolawole) governor. We are satisfied with the process and no one is complaining. You saw it all here” 

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