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Kolawole, Fayose’s preferred candidate wins Ekiti PDP Primaries

Bisi Kolawole, the immediate past Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, emerged as the candidate of the party for the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State in Wednesday’s primary.

Kolawole, who is also former Governor Ayo Fayose’s preferred aspirant, polled 671 votes to defeat his closest rival, former Governor Olusegun Oni, who scored 330 votes and other aspirants.

Fayose and Kolawole.

Other aspirants – former Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola, scored 93 votes; former House of Representatives member, Wale Aribisala garnered 56 votes; financial expert, Kayode Adaramodu scored 10 votes; former deputy governorship candidate, Deji Ogunsakin, scored six votes and National Assembly member, Biodun Olujimi, who had earlier pulled out of the exercise secured two votes.

The Chairman, PDP Primary Election Committee for Ekiti State, and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, declared Kolawole winner “having certified the conditions and scored the highest votes by scoring 671 votes”

The governor also congratulated other aspirants for sportsmanship and urged them to join hands to win the June 18 election.

In his acceptance speech, Kolawole, said, “It is God’s design to make me the winner of this election. I want to willingly accept it. The result has been very clear, the process has been very clear, credible and it makes everybody happy.

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