#EkitiDecides2018: How Ekiti voters protected votes before final results
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Declared the governorship candidate of the APC, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the Saturday, July 14 Governorship election in Ekiti State. He was returned winner at 8am on Sunday by the State Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, having scored the highest number of votes. Fayemi polled 197,459 votes to defeat his closest rival, Prof. Kola Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 178,121 voted. In the result declared by INEC, Fayemi won in Oye, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ekiti East, Ekiti West, Gbonyin, Ise/Orun, Ido/Osi, Moba, Ilejemeje, Ijero, Ekiti Southwest, and Ikole. Olusola led in Ado, Ikere, Efon and Emure councils. According to the breakdown, in Efon council which was a battlefield, APC got 5,026 while the PDP maintained a narrow lead with a total of 5, 111 votes. In Oye, where Fayemi comes from, APC had a smooth ride with 14, 995 votes while the PDP got a total votes of 11, 271.
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