APC Wins Ekiti State Gubernatorial Election

Written by on June 20, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji, as the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election.

According to Voice of Nigeria Correspondents at the collation centre, the Chief Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, declared the APC and its candidate winners of the election in the early hours of Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Analysis

According to Adebowale, Oyebanji scored 187,057 votes to defeat his closest challengers: Engr. Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party and Chief Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party.

While Oni polled 82,211 votes, Kolawole secured 67,457 votes.

Oyebanji won in 15 local government areas across the state, while the PDP candidate, Bisi Kolawole won in his hometown of Efon-Alaaye.
Some of the local government areas won by the APC candidate include Ekiti west, Gbonyin, Ijero, Ikole, Ikere, Ado, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ilejemeje, Ido/Osi, and Moba.
Others are Ekiti Southwest, Oye, Emure, Ise/Orun, and Ekiti east.
The election which was described to be peaceful took place in the one hundred and seventy seven registration areas while Nine hundred and eight nine thousand, two hundred and two people registered for the election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC was commended for successfully using the Bimodal Accreditation system BVAS and electronic transfer of the election results.

The election observation groups in the election noted that the early deployment of the election material by the electoral body paved the way for a large number of the electorates to exercise their franchise in the election and extolled the roles of the security agencies by ensuring the smooth conduct of the election.

However, the election was one of the off-season elections conducted by INEC after the 2019 general election.

The Results

The results as announced by INEC:

Ekiti East LGA

APC – 12,099
PDP – 5,230
SDP – 4,982

Ebony LGA

APC – 11,247
PDP – 3,947
SDP – 4,059

Ikole LGA

APC -16,417
PDP – 6,266
SDP – 5,736

Ado-Ekiti LGA

APC – 23,831
PDP – 7,575
SDP – 15,214

Ise/Orun LGA

APC – 8,074
PDP – 2,588
SDP – 5,909

Emure LGA

APC – 7,728
PDP – 2,610
SDP – 3,445

Ido/Osi LGA

APC – 10,321
PDP – 2,871
SDP – 9,489

Oye LGA

APC – 13,396
PDP – 4,122
SDP – 3,591

Moba LGA

APC – 11,609
PDP – 3,530
SDP – 4,904

Ekiti South-West LGA

APC – 9,679
PDP – 4,474
SDP – 4,577

Ilejemeje LGA

APC – 4,357
PDP – 1,157
SDP – 2,344

Ikere-Ekiti LGA

APC – 12,086
PDP – 3,789
SDP – 1,943

Irepodun Ifelodun LGA

APC – 13,125
PDP – 4,712
SDP – 5,010

Ekiti West LGA

APC – 15,322
PDP – 3,386
SDP – 3,863

Ijero LGA

APC – 13,754
PDP – 4,897
SDP – 5,006

Efon Alaaye LGA

APC – 4,012
PDP – 6,303
SDP – 339.

Political parties Votes

A: 166

AAC: 409

ADC: 5,997

ADP: 3,495

APC: 187,057

APGA: 376

LP: 195

PRP: 1,980

NNPN: 529

PDP: 67457

SDP: 82,211

APP: 618

ZLP: 282

Registered voters: 989,224

Accredited voters: 365,438

Valid votes: 351,865

Rejected votes: 8888

Total votes cast: 360753.

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