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Woman Down: Senate minority leader loses as APC makes clean sweep in Ekiti


Woman Down: Senate minority leader loses as APC makes clean sweep in Ekiti

The APC has won big in Ekiti state as its candidates were elected across board in Ekiti state. President Muhammadu Buhari won the majority of votes in the state, and the APC candidates won all three senatorial seats.

That victory for the APC meant that one of the few women in the senate would not be returning. Senator Biodun Olujimi was defeated in the Ekiti South Senatorial District by the APC’s candidate, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, who polled 77,621 votes compared to her 53,741 votes.

Side Drama: Both Olujimi and Adeyeye contested for the PDP governorship ticket in the Ekiti elections last year. Former Governor Ayo Fayose however ensured that his former deputy Kolapo Olusola won the ticket. Prior to the primary, Olujimi stepped down for Adeyeye, but after Adeyeye lost the ticket, he defected to the APC where he picked the party’s ticket and challenged his former ally, Olujimi.

The results of the other senatorial districts in the state were as follows:

Ekiti North Senatorial District: APC candidate and former Senator, Olubunmi Adetumbi was declared winner having polled 60,689 votes to defeat PDP’s Faseyi, who polled 49,209 votes.

Ekiti Central Senatorial District: APC candidate, Hon. Micheal Bamidele won with 94,279 votes against the opposition People’s Democratic Party candidate, Barr. Obafemi Adewale who polled a total of 46,707 votes.

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