- It's the end of an era and the beginning of a new one as Kayode Fayemi officially hands over to Biodun Oyebanji as Ekiti state governor
- Oyebanji, who was elected in June, took his oath of office as the governor of Ekiti state on Sunday, October 16
- The new governor of the southwestern state was sworn in by the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Hon. Justice Oyewole Adeyeye
Ekiti state - Kayode Fayemi has officially bowed out Biodun Oyebanji took his oath of office as the governor of Ekiti state on Sunday, October 16.
Oyebanji was sworn in by the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Hon. Justice Oyewole Adeyeye at exactly 12.53pm amid cheers from the mammoth crowd present, Channels TV reported.
He pledged to preserve, protect and defend as well as preserve the office as governor.
Biodun Oyebanji's swearing-in as Ekiti governor: Dignitaries present
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his Plateau state counterpart, Simon Lalong, are among the dignitaries present at Oyebanji's inauguration.
Others include Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos state), Godwin Obaseki (Edo state), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa state), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun state), among others.
Ekiti 2022: How Biodun Oyebanji was elected governor
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, June 19, declared Biodun Oyebanji, the APC governorship candidate, winner of the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Oyebanji polled a total of 187,057 votes to defeat his two closest challengers, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The SDP emerged in second place with total votes of 82,211, while the PDP was third with 67,457 votes.
Biodun Oyebanji: What you should know about the new Ekiti governor
Oyebanji, who referred to himself as Ekiti homeboy, was born on December 21, 1967, in lkogosi-Ekiti.
He began his academic journey at Baptist primary school, Ikogosi-Ekiti and proceeded to Awo Community High school before transferring to C.A.C Grammar school, Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State in 1979.
He attended the Federal School of Art and Science, Ondo State, and the District Commercial Secondary School, Aramoko-Ekiti from 1983 to 1985. Oyebanji acquired a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Political Science from the Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti) in 1989 and continued his quest for honours at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, in 1992, where he bagged his masters’ Degree (M.Sc) in Political Science (International Relations & Strategic Studies).
The new governor of Ekiti state was a former Secretary to the Government of Ekiti State under the Fayemi administration.
Biodun Oyebanji's first message after winning Ekiti 2022 election
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that shortly after INEC announced him as the winner of the governorship election in Ekiti state, Oyebanji made his first statement.
He 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.
Oyebanji thanked all the voters who landed him the winning position on Saturday, June 18