- Opeyemi Bamidele has won the seat for Ekiti Central senatorial seat
- The lawmaker polled a total number of 94,279 votes to defeat his close challenger, Obafemi Adewale
- Adewale, the candidate of PDP reportedly polled a total number of 46,707 votes to concede defeat to the lawmaker
Opeyemi Bamidele, the All Progressive Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Ekiti Central, has reportedly emerged victorious in the Saturday, February 23 election held in Ekiti state.
Bamidele, a former House of Representatives member between 2011 and 2015, was declared the authentic winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having polled a total number of 94,279 votes, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Bamidele defeated his close challenger of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obafemi Adewale, who got a total number of 46,707 votes.
According to report, Iyin Ekiti where the lawmaker hailed from, has been thrown into joyous mood upon the official announcement by the electoral commission.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had reportedly won Ekiti state, the first officially declared presidential election result by Independent National Electoral Commission.
In the result announced by the returning officer, Professor Idowu Olayinka, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Buhari of the PDP polled 219,231 votes, while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party got 154,032 votes.
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