Published On: Sat, Jun 21st, 2014

Ekiti 2014: Fayose Coasting Home To Victory…In Early Lead As Results Stream In

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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 21 governorship elections, Mr Ayodele Fayose, appears to be coasting home to victory, with wide margin in many collation centres where results are being declared.

Result collations began almost immediately in all the 16 local governments areas of Ekiti State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staffs are now announcing the results of the elections at the various polling units and wards across the state.

Our correspondents who monitored the election reports that majority of Fayemi’s commissioners lost their polling units to PDP. Results form Fayemi’s Deputy Gov polling unit in Ado-Ekiti show that  APC polled 75votes while  PDP polled 304 votes.

In Isan Ekiti, the results put the incumbent governor in the lead with APC157, while PDP and LP polling 1vote and 0vote respectively.

Commissioner for Labour and Productivity,Chief  Oluwole Ariyo lost his polling unit;PDP-85, APC-22 and LP-5.

Director General Fayemi Campaign Organization, Bimbo Daramola also lost his Polling Unit in Ire-Ekiti as shown in the result sheet PDP-75 APC-30, LP-1 and APCN 1.

However, the three leading candidates Fayose, Fayemi and Bamidele won in their polling units.

Dr. Fayemi has expressed confidence in the conduct of the Saturday election.

Also, Fayose, on Saturday said he would accept the outcome of the election, “whichever way it goes.”

Fayose made the declaration after casting his vote at 2.10p.m.at Unit 001 Polling Unit, St. David Primary School, Afao-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

“I have campaigned enough, I did all that was necessary in this election; I know my people love me, but I will leave my fate to God,” Fayose said.

Also speaking, the Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Phillip Ajakaiye, urged voters in the state to sustain the peaceful conduct of the governorship election.

Ajakaiye, who was accredited at Ward 9, unit 8 in Ado-Ekiti, said that he was amazed at the large turn out of voters for the exercise, saying the development would boost democracy.

The cleric, however, urged residents of the state to cooperate with security agents in order to ensure a violence-free exercise.

In Omuo-Ekiti, a PDP chieftain, Mr Daniel Dimeji, commended INEC for providing adequate arrangement which ensured a smooth accreditation exercise.

Dimeji, who spoke with journalists in Omuo Ekiti, expressed the hope that the entire exercise would be hitch-free.

He commended the security agencies for putting in place adequate security measures, saying there was no report of violence in the area.

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