Voting has ended in the ongoing governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state.
No fewer than 1,200 automatic and statutory delegates of the party today, filed out to elect the candidate of the party ahead of the June 18, 2022 governorship poll.
Some of the leading aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket include former governor, Chief Segun Oni; former chairman of the party, Bisi Kolawole; lawmaker representing Ekiti South, Senator Biodun Olujimi; former deputy governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, and an ex-banker, Kayode Adaramodu.
Others include a former national treasurer of the party, Wale Aribisala, and former senatorial aspirant, Lateef Ajijola.
Earlier in the day, Olujimi announced her withdrawal from the race citing gender bias and an unfair resolution of matters arising from a lingering controversial congress of the party.
Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel is the chairman of the exercise.