BREAKING: Fayose’s Anointed Candidate Bisi Kolawole Wins Ekiti PDP Governorship Primary
- The delegates of the opposition PDP in Ekiti state have elected Bisi Kolawole as the party's governorship candidate in the forthcoming poll
- Kolawole who was endorsed by former governor Ayo Fayose polled over 600 votes to clinch the guber ticket
- The PDP chieftain defeated Segun Oni, an ex-governor, Kolapo Olusola, a former deputy governor of the state, and other rivals
Ekiti state - Bisi Kolawole has been elected as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti state.
The primary election took place in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, January 26, TheCable reported.
Legit.ng gathers that Kolawole edged out Segun Oni, an ex-governor, and Kolapo Olusola, a former deputy governor of the state to emerge the PDP's flagbearer.
Kolawole had resigned his position as Ekiti PDP chairman to contest the governorship election.
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Former governor Fayose's anointed aspirant
Kolawole was the preferred aspirant of Ayo Fayose, a former governor of the southwestern state.
He is a former lawmaker representing Efon constituency in the state House of Assembly.
The PDP governorship candidate also served as commissioner of environment between 2015 and 2018.
While endorsing Kolawole for the governorship election, Fayose had described him as a bridge-builder who will usher in a better future for Ekiti and the PDP.
Kolawole polled 671 votes to defeat his closest rival, Oni, who got 330 votes.
- Kayode Adaramodu - 10
- Kazeem Ayodeji - 6
- Olusola Kolapo - 93
- Deborah Ali - 1
- Ojo - 1
- Makanjuola - 1
- Biodun Olujimi - 2
- Aderemi Adewumi - 1
- Adewale Aribisala - 56
- Segun Oni - 330
- Bisi Kolawole - 671
Abiodun Olujimi pulls out of Ekiti state PDP primary election
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Abiodun Olujimi withdrew from the PDP primary election, claiming that that she had been disenfranchised in the just concluded exercise in Ekiti state.
Olujimi who is the senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, said she is disappointed with the process.
"I feel disenfranchised, I feel like the party does not believe in my presence there. I believe the party does not believe in whatever I have done, so I have pulled out."