The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has emerged as the winner of the rescheduled governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State.
After securing majority of votes cast on Saturday, the former Governor is set to stake a claim to regain the governorship position he lost to Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2014.
Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, announced this on Saturday at the venue of the exercise in Ado Ekiti, the State capital.
The Minister polled a total of 941 votes, defeating former Governor Segun Oni and 31 other aspirants.
Segun Oni polled 481 votes to place a distant second while Kayode Ojo, an engineer, came third with 281 votes.
Therefore, Fayemi will go against Kolapo Olushola, a professor and Fayose’s Deputy Governor who clinched the PDP ticket four days ago, at the governorship election proper billed for July 14, 2018.