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Voter turnout in Ekiti down by 5%


Voter turnout in Ekiti down by 5%

The voter turnout in the 2018 Ekiti governorship election was 44.6%, a decline of five percent from the 50.3% voter turnout of 2014.

However in terms of absolute numbers, the voters who came out to vote were more this time than the last time. The reason for the decline in turnout is because there are far more registered voters this time than in 2014.

In 2014, Ekiti had 733,776 registered voters. That number increased to 909,585 registered voters in 2018.

INEC has declared the APC’s Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the election and governor-elect. He defeated his closest challenger, the PDP’s Kolapo Olusola, winning in 12 out of 16 local government areas. Fayemi got 53% of the votes, while Olusola got 47%.

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