The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the Ekiti governorship election, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has been declared governor-elect of the state.
The returning officer for the 2014 governorship elections and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Oye- Ekiti, Professor Isaac Azuzu announced the results of the governorship election, in Ekiti State, declaring the candidate of the PDP, Mr Ayodele Fayose, who was governor of Ekiti State from May 29, 2003 to 16 October 2006, winner of the contest.
Mr Fayose scored a total of 203,090 to defeat other candidates who participated in the exercise. Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came a distanced second.
The returning officer, before announcing the results, called on party agents of the various political parties that participated in the elections to sign for the result sheets which indicated that they agreed to the process and the election result.
Professor Azuzu said ” I wish to announce that Dr Tope Aluko of the PDP and Mr Dele of the National Conscience Party, NCP, have signed the result sheet.”
In the breakdown of the final result, Professor Azuzu said “we have come to the grand finale of this exercise. Accord-268, AA–146, AA–146, APC-120433, AD–843, CPP-967, LP 18125, KOWA –222, CPP–967, PDP-203090, MPPP- 137, NCP–322, PDC–921, PPA–1050, SDP–65, UDP-67.
In the meantime, the APC leadership has issued a statement, rejecting the outcome of the election.