The flag bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in today’s governorship election in Ekiti State, Segun Oni secured 90 per cent of valid votes cast at his Polling Unit 6, Ward 4, located at Town Hall, Ogbon Iro, Ifaki-Ekiti, Ido-Osi Local Government.
He scored 218 out of 242 valid votes cast at the unit. His All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Biodun Oyebanji got 15 votes, while All People’s Party (APP) secured three votes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) two, and Rabiu Kwankwaso’s NNPP two votes.
One vote was voided, while the remaining seven were rejected; bringing the total number of accredited voters to 250. The polling unit has 639 registered voters.
Results from Oyebanji ‘s Ward 6, Unit 3, Okelele, Ikogosi-Ekiti ( BAO’S unit)
PDP……1, APC……296 Void……3
Also, the Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Mrs Mojisola Afuye, has won her polling unit for the ruling party. Mrs Afuye voted at Atiba Aafin Ward 1, unit 003, in Ikere Ekiti.
Afuye polled a total of 165, to defeat SDP and PDP candidates, who polled 3 and 7 votes respectively.
While the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Wole Oluyede, who is an indigene of Ikere Ekiti scored 27 vote
Results: Iyin-Ekiti (Ward B) Maternity 06 APA 57, SDP 51, Adara Until 02 APC 91 SDP 32 PALACE Unit 01
APC 70 SDP 52, EDEMO unit 06 APC97, SDP 34, Post office unit 8)
APC 73 ,SDP 37, Olulogbo2 unit005
APC 46 , SD P 59 Olulogbo 1 ) APC 56 SDP 57
Aro 1 – APC 71 SDP 34, Lameco Unit 012) APC 68 SDP39 PDP47
Meanwhile, a candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Dr Wole Oluyede, has said cases of vote-buying, alleged compromise on the part of INEC officials and indiscriminate arrest of his people rubbished the outcome of today’s election.
The Medical Practitioner said this after voting at Igele Arokun ward 3 unit 006 in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State
Oluyede said what transpired today in Ekiti further substantiated that
Nigerians were not ready and ripe for democracy.
“I didn’t think there was an election with what I saw today, it was a total sham. Security, INEC and everybody worked against the people. It was like INEC was instructed to disrupt the election. They didn’t start the election until 10am in my unit.
“The INEC officials told me they didn’t have a stamp. They wanted the people to get into chaos and fracas to reduce the voting. All the people unlawfully arrested today is my people.
“The chairman of the Council was driving around and pointing to people to be arrested. Whatever the outcome of this election shows we are not ready for democracy.
“Those voters who were offered money were not given the chances to choose freely the right choice. The outcome doesn’t reflect the wish of the people “.