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Ekiti 2018: PDP Governorship Primary Election (Live Updates)


The People Democratic Party (PDP) is set to elect its flagbearer for the forth coming Governorship election in Ekiti State coming up July 2018.

The much-anticipated PDP governorship primary election will hold today, Tuesday, May 8.

The primary election will hold at the Eagles Squares in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

A total 3 aspirants, including the incumbent deputy governor of the state, Professor Kolapo Olusola will slug it out in the race for the party’s ticket.

All the aspirants, who were cleared last month, have been given copies of the list of delegates expected to vote at the primary.

The Chairman of the Ekiti PDP Governorship Electoral Committee, who is also the Delta State

governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, arrived with his team on Monday with other members of the panel.

Accreditation of Delegates begins by 10 a.m

Gov Okowa Inspects Venue for Ekiti State PDP Guber Primaries

In Preparation for People’s Democratic Party in Ekiti State, the Delta State Governor, Chairman of the Committee.

Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa accompanied by the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose today inspected the Venue for the Ekiti State PDP Governorship Primaries.

The top contenders for tomorrow’s primaries includes, Prof. Kolapo Eleka, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Sen. Olujimi, though there are unconfirmed reports that Sen. Olujimi has stepped down from the race.

There is a change in plan. The Afe Event Centre won’t be used for voting anymore because of the distance between it and Great Eagle Hall where accreditation is ongoing.

An arrangement has been made for voting to take place at Dove Hall which is closer to the venue of accreditation.

Also, accreditation and voting won’t take place simultaneously. “It’s going to be one after the other,” Femi Owolabi, TheCable’s reporter covering the exercise, quoted a member of the organising committee as saying.

Eleka and Adeyeye

Biodun Olujimi

Accreditation is finally over. It lasted more than two hours.

An agent said 1,965 delegates were accredited but we are yet to get official confirmation.

“We have accredited everybody but the only person left is Governor Fayose. You will allow us accredit him inside this hall when he comes,” says Okowa.

Olujimi has stepped down for Adeyeye.

“For the benefit of our party, I offer myself and I transfer my structure to Prince Adeyeye.” Olujimi says.

Okowa has confirmed that 1,965 delegates were accredited. He said Governor Fayose was still expected at the venue.

And here comes Fayose

Fayose has been accredited and voting has started

Those from Ikere-Ekiti are now voting, after them delegates from Irepodun/Ifelodun will vote

Delegates from Ikole-Ekiti and Emure-Ekiti are now voting

Delegates from Moba LGA now voting

Delegates from Ekiti south-west LGA now voting

Delegates from Ekiti south-west LGA now voting

Delegates from Efon LGA now voting

It’s the turn of Gbonyin LGA delegates

Delegates from Ilejemeje LGA set to vote

Adeyeye casts his vote

Fayose casts his vote

Voting closed. Sorting and counting next.

In less than two hours, the PDP candidate for the July 14 governorship election would have been known.

Aspirants are on their feet, their supporters are pacing about in the hall. The moment is close

As the returning officer for this PDP governorship primary election, I hereby return Olusola as the duly elected candidate of the PDP in the coming general election

Okowa presents Olusola as the elected candidate

Olusola giving acceptance speech

The Delta governor did not end his assignment without mocking the All Progressives Congress over its botched primary

Fayose took over the microphone and said he would keep Okowa in Ekiti till Friday so that he can help APC conduct a proper primary election

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