- The governor-elect of Ekiti state on Sunday, June 19, made his first comment since winning the election
- Biodun Oyebanji in a very simple message thanked the people of Ekiti state for supporting and voting for him
- The governor-elect made his appreciation on a post on his personal Facebook account on Sunday, June 19, shortly after he was declared winner by INEC
Barely 12 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced him the winner of the governorship election in Ekiti state, the newly elected governor, Biodun Oyebanji made his first statement.
Oyebanji released his first statement - in a few words - on his Facebook page on Sunday, June 19, shortly after he was announced the winner of the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti state.
The newly elected governor of the state thanked all the voters who landed him the winning position on Saturday, June 18.
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“Thank You Ekiti Kete”.
In an addition to his thank-you message to the people of Ekiti state, Oyebanji posted his photo showing him holding a broom - the symbol of the APC- at the party's Tuesday campaign rally in Ado-Ekiti.
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On Saturday, June 18, residents of Ekiti state headed to the poll to elect a new governor who would serve as a successor to Kayode Fayemi, the present governor of the state.
Ahead of the poll, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its final list said that 16 candidates would be contesting the Ekiti governorship election.
An analysis made by Legit.ng had listed five major contenders out of the 16 political parties and candidates listed by INEC.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that INEC had declared Biodun Oyebanji, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Oyebanji, 54-year-old, a former Secretary to the State Government of Ekiti state, will succeed Kayode Fayemi.
The former SSG to the Ekiti state government polled 187,057 votes while his opponent from the PDP garnered 67,457 votes.
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The New Nigerian Peoples Party had confirmed the possibility of Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state becoming a running mate to Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
The NNPP said there is nothing wrong in having either Kwankwaso or Obi as running mates to each other ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to the party, with time, the negotiations between the two political parties would be made public as events unfold.