Current Date: 28 May, 2024

Highlights from Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in today’s election in Ekiti State, Hon Biodun Oyebanji, has expressed confidence that he will win the keenly contested election.

Ekiti election: APC candidate Oyebanji, votes Confident of Winning.


Oyebanji spoke in Ikogosi Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State after voting at Okelele ward 06 unit 003 in the town. His wife, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, accompanied him to the unit. He praised INEC for improving the electoral process through Bimodal Voter Authentication System technology innovation, saying this has made the process faster and more credible.

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He hailed the voters for enthusiastically trooping out en masse to cast their vote, saying there wasn’t any case of apathy with the reports he had been getting across the 177 wards


“This is an improvement and I expect that I will win,” Oyebanji said. “I am happy that there was no case of apathy. The security build-up has also been impressive, so the process has been good and fine.

“I am coming with a change agenda and my manifesto is clear about the changes I am bringing.”

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In the other news, his opponent Engr. Segun Oni has been alleged of withdrawing from the gubernatorial race. Moses Jolayemi, the spokesman for the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State, has described the alleged letter of withdrawal from the governorship election by the party candidate, Engr. Segun Oni is untrue.


He said the letter was from his political enemies, who has no meaningful and good intentions for the state.

The viral letter on Friday emerged with the claim that Oni had withdrawn from the governorship race to support Bisi Kolawole, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The letter read in part.“My Good People of Ekiti State, we regret to inform you that the SDP leadership that gave us the ticket to run for governorship is illegal as the tenure of the NWC had expired since 2020 with no convention held to elect new officers until last week”,

Jolayemi, while reacting to the letter urged the people of the state to go out en mass and ignore the letter written by their political enemies.

He said; “Respond to it as madness. I am debunking the statement as madness. This is the last phase of their madness. I am urging the people of the state to go out in mass and vote for Segun Oni. If it is the will of God, Oni will win the election today but if it is not, those people will die with their madness. Our people should disregard the statement as the handwork of the mad people.”

Segun Oni, governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State had also dismissed claims of his withdrawal from the party.

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