Fayose’s deputy, Eleka wins Ekiti PDP Governorship primary poll

Kolapo Olusola-Eleka Ekiti

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 number of votes, as announced by the leader of PDP electoral committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Eleka scored 1,190 to defeat the only challenger in the race, a former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye, who scored 771 votes.

Seven of the votes were declared invalid by the electoral committee.

NAN reports that Mr Adeyeye, who left the venue at about 8 pm, 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.

He expressed gratitude to Adeyeye for exhibiting high volume of dexterity and courage throughout the period the pre-primary election.

The deputy governor, who praised Governor Ayodele Fayose for standing by him, vowed to defeat the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

Also reacting, Fayose promised to embark on meaningful reconciliation by reaching out to aggrieved party leaders, especially the duo of Adeyeye and Mrs Abiodun Olujimi so that the PDP in the state can be a united house once again.