Biodun Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared winner of the Ekiti State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

Oyebanji and his party scored a total of 187,057 votes to beat his two closest challengers, Social Democratic Party, SDP’s Segun Oni and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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The SDP also beat the PDP to finish in second place in the polls with total votes of 82,211 while the PDP was third with 67,457 votes.

This means that the All Progressives Congress has retained power in the state with Oyebanji replacing incumbent Kayode Fayemi in October.

However, only 363,438 voters were accredited.

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The polls officially opened at around 8:30am on Saturday and was expected to close at 2:30 pm.

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