Politics

Ekiti State Governorship election in progress

The Ekiti State Governorship election still ongoing with political parties slugging it out for who will replace Governor Kayode Fayemi for the next four years.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed readiness to conduct today’s election, while the election also witnessed a large turnout of voters in major towns and communities.

Some of the candidates and their party participating in the election are: Biodun Oyebanji – All Progressives Congress (APC), Wole Oluyede – African Democratic Congress (ADC), Debo Ajayi – Young Progressives Party (YPP), Moses Olajide – African Action Congress (AAC), Olufemi Obidoyin – All Progressives Congress (APGA), Segun Oni – Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bisi Kolawole – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daramola Roland – Labour Party (LP), Oladosu Fatomilola – New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Olaniyi Agboola – People’s Redemption Party (PRP)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has as at 4p.m commenced sorting and counting of ballots at the ongoing governorship election.

Voting has ended in most of the polling units across the 177 local government areas of the State where the election is taking place in the area.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an agent of a political party over his plan to buy votes of electorates on Saturday in the ongoing governorship election in Ekiti State. Naija News learnt that the operatives of the anti-graft agency arrested the alleged vote-buyer with a bag of cash while trying to induce voters.

 

The Governorship candidate of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji has cast his vote in the ongoing election in the state.

The governorship hopeful was said to have arrived at polling Unit 003, Ward 6, Ikogosi, in Ekiti West Local Government Area earlier this morning and immediately cast his vote.

This is coming a few minutes after his counterpart from the Social Democratic Party, Segun Oni, cast his vote at Ward 2, Unit 6 in Ifaki-Ekiti, Naija News understands.

The state governor, Kayode Fayemi also voted at about 9.45a.m in his voting unit for candidate of his choice.

It was reported that gunshots were fired from the palace of the king of Ifaki, hometown of Chief Segun Oni, Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the ongoing Ekiti governorship election. During elections, sounds of gunshot usually signal violence, but in this case, it was to indicate that the king was awake. (Naija News)

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