A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Orji Uzor Kalu has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi after he won the Ekiti gubernatorial election which took place on Saturday, July 14. In the same vein. Festus Keyamo, Buhari 2019 campaign DG also hailed the election of Fayemi. Keyamo said the result showed that the PDP's tactics of using the farmers-herders' dispute to scare voters from the APC was a failure.
Fayemi reportedly polled 197,459 votes as against his closest rival, Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party who had 178,121 votes.
In a tweet on Sunday, July 15, both thethe former governor of Abia and Keyamo said it was good that Ekiti has connected to the centre again.
He wrote: I want to specially congratulate Dr. John OluKayode Fayemi for this hard-fought victory,our party stakeholders & the good people of Ekiti State for this. It's great to see the S.W. reconnected to the centre once again & it ended in severe praise not in "pains".
Festus Keyamo in his own reaction said the result showed that the PDP's tactics of using the farmers-herders' dispute to scare voters from the APC was a failure.
Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna also reacted to Fayemi's victory saying it was a testimony of the fact that sanity has prevailed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the APC candidate won in seven of the eight local government areas where results have been announced by relevant electoral officials.
Fayemi, from the result collated at the local governments, has won in Ilejemeje (4153 to 3937), Moba (11837 to 8520), Irepodun-Ifelodun (13,869 to 11,456), Oye (14,995 to 11,271), Ido-Osi (12,342 to 11,145), Ijero (14,192 to 11,077) and Gbonyin (11,498 to 8,027).
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