The incumbent Deputy Governor of the Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the coming governorship election scheduled for July 14.
At the party primaries in Ado Ekiti, Olusola won the primaries by polling 1,191 voters to beat his closest rival, who got 770 votes.
The trio of Olusola, Dayo Adeyeye and Sen. Biodun Olujimi were the three major contenders seeking the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for governorship election.
A total of 1968 delegates were accredited for the exercise which started at 10.00am and ended at 5.05pm
Both the aspirants and the delegates expressed satisfaction and commendation at the conduct of the exercise.
Speaking after the announcement of the winner, Fayose commended Okowa for a good job.
“I want to sincerely appreciate Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his job. You’ve been severally associated with successful congresses.
“I wonder why people say PDP are sorry for their past deeds when those there now cannot even conduct ordinary congress, he said.
The governor also appreciated the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by Senator Biodun Olujimi and Prince Dayo Adeyeye who lost in the contest, promising to personally meet with them to resolve differences.
Renaissance recalled that Professor Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of Ekiti has been the preferred aspirant of Governor Ayodele Fayose.