Full Result: How Fayose's Anointed Aspirant Beat Former Gov, Ex-Deputy to Emerge Ekiti PDP's Guber Candidate

Full Result: How Fayose's Anointed Aspirant Beat Former Gov, Ex-Deputy to Emerge Ekiti PDP's Guber Candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s governorship primary in Ekiti state was conducted on Wednesday, January 26, with Bisi Kolawole defeating 10 other aspirants to clinch the party's ticket.

The election was held at The Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

Full Result of Ekiti PDP's Governorship Primary
Fayose's anointed aspirant, Bisi Kolawole, emerged Ekiti PDP's governorship candidate. Photo credit: TheCable
Source: Facebook

Kolawole, a former chairman of the PDP in the southwestern state, secured over 600 votes to emerge the winner.

His closest rival in the poll is Segun Oni, a former governor of the state, who got over 300 votes.

Coming at the distant third is Olusola Kolapo, a former deputy governor of the state, who got over 90 votes.

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The full result

  1. Kayode Adaramodu - 10
  2. Kazeem Ayodeji - 6
  3. Olusola Kolapo Eleka - 93
  4. Deborah Alo - 1
  5. Olukemi Ojo - 1
  6. Lateef Ajijola - 1
  7. Biodun Olujimi - 2
  8. Aderemi Adewumi - 1
  9. Adewale Aribisala - 56
  10. Segun Oni - 330
  11. Bisi Kolawole - 671

Bisi Kolawole, Fayose's anointed aspirant

Kolawole who had resigned his position as Ekiti PDP chairman to contest the governorship election served as commissioner for environment in the administration of former governor Ayo Fayose.

He secured the support of his former boss to clinch the ticket ahead of other party giants.

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.

TheCable quoted him to have said:

“The man you have come to honour, Bisi Kolawole, is our collective project. I made him my preferred candidate in the overall interest of our party, but this does not foreclose due process of nomination in PDP.

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“PDP is what we are supporting; it is what we are marketing. And all we want is a winner. We have started consultations and I know that victory is sure for us.”

Reactions trail Kolawole's victory

Tony McTams said on Facebook:

"Hope he is not undoing the fortunes of PDP in the state. Since his tenure ended the party is yet to regain itself cos of his gragra."

Ayodele Yinusa said:

"You just make the contest easy for APC. Can PDP and her members ever learn from their mistakes?"

Ojo Samuel said:

"Wrong choice. Oni is marketable than this dude."

Charles Abayomi said:

"This is Fayose's boy now! How manage!!"

Toyin Ojo said:

"Fayose proved his weight in Ekiti PDP. But his Candidate will fail woefully in June facing any of the APC's candidate. Bisi k is not known."

Olajide Ojomu said:

"Segun Oni is their best candidate to claim victory for PDP against rulling APC, but Fayose selfish interest made him to support unpopular candidate. Another woe awaiting them at the election in July."

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Abiodun Olujimi pulls out of Ekiti state PDP primary election

Though the final result shows she got two votes, Senator Abiodun Olujimi had withdrawn from the PDP primary election while the exercise was ongoing, claiming that she had been disenfranchised.

Olujimi who is the senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District said she is disappointed with the process.

She said:

"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."

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