The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Biodun Oyebanji the winner of the 18th June 2022 Ekiti governorship election with a total votes of 187,057 votes.
Oyebanji the Ekiti state governor-elect floored PDP’s Olabisi Kolawole who garnered 67,457 and SDP’s Segun Oni who generated 82,211 votes.
The #EkitiDecides2022 had 989,224 registered voters and 363,438 accredited voters. The total votes cast is 360,753; total valid votes is 351,865; and rejected votes is 8,888.
Oyebanji is the 54-year old former Secretary to the State Government, SSG of Ekiti state who will succeed the incumbent, Kayode Fayemi. He will be the 18th state governor of Ekiti.
There is sufficient reason to believe that there was high degree of vote buying and selling in the 18th governorship election.
#EkitiDecides2022 #LiveUpdate– Caught in the act…@officialEFCC agents, arresting some @OfficialAPCNg leaders and members sharing money to electorates at the ongoing #EkitiDecides. Lessons for 2023. Nigerians, please take note of this. @inecnigeria @EUinNigeria @USinNigeria pic.twitter.com/1l3EWadMew
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) June 18, 2022
Even the governor-elect was reportedly caught doling out money to an aged female voter.