The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has just declared John Kayode Fayemi as the winner of Ekiti state Governorship elections.
Fayemi is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Party.
INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Idowu Olayinka announced that Fayemi won in 12 out of the 16 local government areas of the state with 197,459 votes.
His closest rival, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and current Deputy Governor of the state, Kolapo Olusola, Olusola Eleka polled 178,121 votes.
Ekiti state is one of the poorest state in Nigeria’s South Western region.