- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the APC, has won the Ekiti the presidential election in Ekiti
- The result was announced by the presiding officer, Akeem Lasisi at the state Collation Centre in Ado-Ekiti
- Atiku, the candidate of the PDP came second while his counterpart in Labour Party came third in the state
Ekit state - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the presidential election in Ekiti state, Premium Times reports.
The INEC Presiding Officer, Akeem Lasisi, announced the result at the State Collation Centre in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday afternoon.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tinubu won in all 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Ekiti state to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
According to the report, results announced at the State Collation Centre, Tinubu scored a total of 201,486 votes to emerge the winner of the election.
INEC officials at the state collation centre have announced the results of each of the local governments.
The PDP's candidate, who is Tinubu’s closest rival, scored over 25 per cent of the votes cast in the state with a total of 89,554 while Obi of the Labour Party got 11,397 votes, thus enable to meet the 25 per cent requirement in the state.
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To be declared winner of the presidential election, a candidate must have the highest number of votes cast in the election and score at least 25 per cent of votes in 25 states (two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja).
Legit.ng gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Presiding Officer in Ekiti state.
Atiku trails Tinubu in Ekiti
He announced that Tinubu polled the highest votes in the LGAs followed by Atiku Abubakar, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, then Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).
The results are:
EFON ALAAYE LGA
EKITI WEST LGA
Ilejemeje Local Government
EMURE Local Government
Obi’s dominance at poll continues, claims vital victory at ex-Senate president polling unit
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, won in the polling units of a former senate president, Senator David Mark, located at the VIP Unit 1, GRA Otukpo in Benue state.
It was reported that Obi polled 178 ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar who scored 22 and 18 votes respectively.
The chant of Obi rented the air amidst the peaceful atmosphere as voting was generally peaceful when INEC officials counted and declared the presidential election results, with many young people celebrating.