He defeated his closest rival Prof. Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola (Eleka) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other governoship candidates of different political parties to become the governor-elect of Ekiti state.
Dr. Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Governor of Ekiti State hails from Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria, and emerged victorious after a hard fought election, laced with controversial allegations of vote buying, election results manipulation, sporadic violence, disruptions and ballot box snatching, and some forms of intimidation.
Outgoing Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, had earlier criticized the conduct of the election and had even gone ahead to make a contrary broadcast on Ekiti Broadcasting Service, declaring Prof. Olusola Eleka as the winner of the guber elections, conducted on July 14, 2018, is expected to go to court to challenge the election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
INEC Official Result For Ekiti State Election 2018:
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PDP 178, 121