Oyebanji wins Ekiti APC guber primary election

The former Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Hon. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election held on Thursday.

Declaring the result of the poll, which was held in all the 177 wards, the chairman of the electoral committee, Governor Muhammed Abubakar Baduru of Jigawa State said Oyebanji scored the highest number of votes to defeat other contestants.

According to him, statistics from the returning officers showed that other contestants scored virtually zero in most wards because they did not participate in the process, having alleged irregularities.

Below are records of what Oyebanji scored in all the councils.

Ado LG – 9,380
Efon LG – 3,047
Ekiti East LG – 5574
Liti West LG – 11,399
Emure – 4,018
Ekiti Southwest – 5,880
Irepodun/ Ifelodun – 4297
Gbonyin – 5690
Ijero – 6,714
Moba – 8,196
Ilejemeje – 3011
Ikere – 5,546
Oye – 9,359
Ikole – 9,619
Ido-Osi – 5,368
Ise-Ekiti – 4048

Registered members – 183560
Accredited members – 107877
Total vote cast – 104983

Bamidele Faparusi – 376
Ojo – 767
Opeyemi Bamidele – 760
Bamisile 400
Oyebanji – 101703
Afolabi – 47
Popoola – 239

Addressing journalists, Baduru appreciated party members for their display of maturity and cooperation which led to the success of the poll.

He noted that the election was transparent and devoid of any manipulation, saying the method for the exercise was reached by all aspirants during a stakeholders meeting held on Wednesday.

He called on the winner to be magnanimous in victory while those who lost should be strong in defeat.

By Amb Emeka Freeman

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