Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka has emerged the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that a total of 1,968 delegates were accredited and voted at the primary poll.
Out of the total of number of votes, as announced by leader of PDP electoral committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Eleka scored 1,190 to defeat the only challenger in the race, a former Minister of Works, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, who scored 771 votes.
Seven of the votes were declared invalid by the electoral committee.
NAN reports that Adeyeye, who left the venue at about 8p.m, accepted the outcome of the primary election, which he agreed was conducted under free and fair atmosphere.
In his acceptance speech, Eleka thanked the delegates for counting him worthy.
Ekiti @OfficialPDPNig Guber Election Primary Final Result: TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES = 1,968
PROF KOLAPO OLUSOLA ELEKA = 1,191
PRINCE ADEDAYO ADEYEYE = 770
VOID – 7
Margin – 421 votes
PDP governorship Candidate for the July 14 election is PROF. KOLAPO OLUSOLA ELEKA
Ekiti 2018 Guber Election @OfficialPDPNig Primary: Voting has ended. The Governor Okowa’s led Electoral Committee is at the moment sorting and collating the votes. Note that the PDP Candidates are Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka and Prince Dayo Adeyeye. PDP…power to the people!
He expressed gratitude to Adeyeye for exhibiting high volume of dexterity and courage throughout the period of the pre-primary election.
The deputy governor who praised Gov. Ayo Fayose for standing by him, vowed to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.
Also reacting, Gov. Fayose promised to embark on meaningful reconciliation by reaching out to aggrieved party leaders, especially the duo of Dayo Adeyeye and Mrs Abiodun Olujimi, so that the PDP in the state can be a united house once again.