President Muhammadu Buhari claimed on Monday that the All Progressives Congress, APC, was fortunate in the Ekiti State governorship election. Buhari claimed the election result proved that things are now getting better while hosting Biodun Oyebanji, the newly elected governor of Ekiti State.
According to NAN, President Buhari received Oyebanji at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Governors Kayode Fayemi, Atiku Bagudu, and Mohammed Badaru of Ekiti, Kebbi, and Jigawa, respectively, led Oyebanji.
The president expressed his satisfaction with the orderly conduct and demeanor of the electorate and security agencies. Buhari said: ” I loved how the APC Governors mobilized, and supported you, ” the president told Oyebanji. I think the party is very lucky, and things are getting better. I congratulate the Chairman, and I pray you sustain it” .
Badaru commended the president on a good campaign in his position as Chairman of the Ekiti Campaign Council. Badaru stated, ” Your unending effort to reposition the party is paying off. If we combine the votes of the candidates that came second and third, our candidate still beat them by a wide margin. APC is being daily endeared to Nigerians. Our gratitude goes to you, Mr President” .
Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress was proclaimed the winner of the 2022 Ekiti governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Oyebanji defeated his two closest rivals, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bisi Kolawole of the People’ s Democratic Party, with a total of 187, 057 votes.
The SDP came in second with 82, 211 votes, while the PDP came in third with 67, 457 votes. In October, Mr. Oyebanji will take over for incumbent Kayode Fayemi. INEC officials who monitored the process said the election, which was marred by claims of vote- buying and violence, was mainly peaceful.
The election was expected to draw 988, 923 registered voters, according to INEC. However, only 363, 438 people were registered to vote. On Saturday, the polls opened at 8: 30 a. m. (WAT) and were expected to close at 2: 30 p. m. (WAT). Some people who descended into polling stations to exercise their right to vote promised not to sell their votes.