Adeyeye, who was the only other aspirant for the July 14 governorship ticket, finished with 771 votes.

Out of the 1,968 votes, Eleka scored 1,191, while Prince Adedayo Adeyeye got 770 votes and seven votes were voided.

"All political parties should emulate and consistently improve on the Ekiti state governorship primary example to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property because of elections".

The third aspirant and Senator representing Ekiti South, Abiodun Olujimi, had earlier stepped down for Adeyeye.


Apparently learning from the mistake of the botched All Progressive Congress governorship primary, a section of the road leading to the venue was cordoned off by security agents bearing vicious looking security dogs.

The decision of Olujimi, who was also a former deputy governor between December 2005 and October 2006 to Gov. Ayo Fayose, was viewed by many as a strategy to ensure that the governor's candidate and his deputy, Prof.

Ologbondiyan expressed optimism that the primary would be transparent and successful, saying, "So far, the three aspirants are happy with all arrangements".

Stating that the Ekiti people will resist money politics and violence, the candidate stressed that the party will no longer accommodate those he referred to as interlopers.

"It is only when people want to serve themselves, they coerce citizens to queue behind them through imposition rather than selling themselves or their preferred candidates to the people who should have the ultimate power to elect or not to elect anyone as their leader in a democracy".


Olujimi, whose action elicits a loud applause, said she chose to collapse her structure for Adeyeye for the progress of the party.

Prof. Olusola on his part said:"I thank God for this excellent job, entire process peaceful, fair and credible, this shows that our able leaders are projecting PDP as a party worthy of emulation".

Mr Olusola entered the race with a clear advantage with his endorsement by the state working committee of the PDP in the state at the instance of Mr Fayose.

Mr Fayose, in his remarks on the primaries, jokingly recommended Mr Okowa to the APC for the conduct of its rescheduled primaries.


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