Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the governor of Ekiti state after winning the poll on Saturday.
Fayemi defeated defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was announced winner of the election.
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Fayemi polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes in an election where there was a high case of vote-buying and irregularities.
The election witnessed a large turnout of voters and early arrival of the ad hoc staff and supervisors of INEC at polling units.
Voting materials also arrived early in many polling units across the state while voters conducted themselves well during accreditation process.
But tension set in as allegations of vote-buying were levelled against party agents by voters in some polling units. In some cases, the situation led to friction among loyalists of various political parties.