Like the incumbent Gov. Ayodele Fayose, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi is coasting home to victory to become governor of Ekiti State for the second time.
Fayemi has been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in most of the 16 local councils in the state.
The APC candidate, who was governor of the state between 2010 and 2014, has won no fewer than 13 of the 16 councils, including the council of the incumbent, Fayose.
In what appeared to be poetic justice, Fayemi won in Irepodun-Ifelodun council, the home base of Fayose.
He polled 13,869 votes while the PDP candidate, Olusola Eleka, Fayose’s deputy, polled 11,456 votes.
In the 2014 election, believed to be massively rigged by Fayose’s PDP, Fayemi lost all the Ekiti councils to him.
This time around, Fayemi only lost in Fayose’s polling unit and ward.
However, the votes in other wards were not enough to secure victory for Fayose’s party and candidate in the local government.
The local government has 11 wards; results from each of the wards was collated at the headquarters of INEC situated in Igede.
A total of 66,162 electorates registered in the local government while 27,306 were accredited for the election.
INEC headquarters in Ado-Ekiti is compiling all the results from the local councils and the official announcement will be made later Sunday.
According to reports from local council collation centres, Fayemi also won in Oye LGA, Ilejemeje, Ido-Osi and Moba.
However, he narrowly lost Ado-Ekiti.
From Our Correspondent