- Joju Fayose, son of former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, has clinched the PDP ticket for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency one
- Joju, who won the party’s ticket for the Ekiti Central Federal Constituency I comprising Ado and Irepodun/Ifelodun, polled 69 votes to defeat Deji Adeosun
- Interestingly, the ex-governor’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, also emerged as the PDP candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency two
Former Governor Ayodele Fayose’s son, Joju, and his longstanding media aide Lere Olayinka are among those declared winners of Sunday's May 22, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representative's primary in Ekiti state.
Joju polled 69 votes against nine votes by his opponent, Deji Adeosun, The Nation reports.
Olayinka emerged the flagbearer for the Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II, comprising Ijero, Ekiti West and Efon local government areas.
He got 54 votes to defeat his main challenger, Victor Babafemi, who scored 45 votes for the position.
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A former governorship aspirant under Otunba Yinka Akerele won the party’s ticket for the Ekiti North Federal Constituency II. He emerged unopposed.
In Ekiti North Federal Constituency II, Babatunde Ajayi polled 63 votes to defeat Fayose-backed aspirant, Funmi Ogun, who had 33 votes.
The primary election was conducted at Ido Ekiti in Ido Osi Local Government Area.
Ekiti 2022: INEC announces fresh updates ahead of gubernatorial polls
Ahead of the Saturday, June 18 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state has issued fresh updates for electorates in the build-up to the polls.
It was reported that INEC on Saturday, May 21 announced that 10,269 electoral officers will be stationed to conduct the governorship polls in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the states’ resident electoral commission, Adeniran Tella who made the announcement said these officers comprise INEC personnel, corps members, and some youths who are being trained on the electoral process.
2023: We will work for you if you were in PDP, Ortom tells Fayemi
It was reported that Governor Ortom made this known on Saturday, May 21 at the statehouse while receiving Governor Fayemi of Ekiti state.
Fayemi who is looking to clinch the ticket to become the presidential flag bearer of the ruling party APC visited Benue as part of his consultative trips seeking support for his presidential bid.