Chief Bisi Kolawole, the anointed candidate of Ayodele Fayose, a former Governor of Ekiti State, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election held on Wednesday.
Aspirants who contested the elections along with Bisi Kolawole are Engineer Segun Oni, Professor Kolapo Olusola, Yinka Akerele, Deji Ogunsakin, Lateef Ajijola, Wale Aribisala, Ayodeji Kazeem and Kayode Adaramodu
DAILY POST recalls that Senator Biodun Olujimi withdrew alleging irregularities.
Kolawole was declared the winner by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the party, Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State.
He said Kolawole won the election having scored the highest number of votes cast.
Statistics from the poll include: void votes 13, Adekemi Adewumi 1, Biodun Olujimi, 2, Lateef Ajijola 1, Ayodeji Kazeem, 6, Kayode Adaramodu 10, Professor Kolapo Olusola scored 93, Adewale Aribisala, 56, Segun Oni 330, Bisi Kolawole 671
The election, which was held at the Eagle Hall, Ado Ekiti, started with accreditation of delegates at Pope John Paul 2 Pastoral Centre, Ikere Road, Ado Ekiti.
The election was held in a peaceful atmosphere as armed police officers were present to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
Addressing journalists, Udom appreciated party members for their display of maturity and cooperation which led to the success of the poll.
He noted that the election was transparent and devoid of any manipulation.
He called on the winner to be magnanimous in victory while those who lost should be strong in defeat.