The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election has been concluded and incumbent Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka has emerged the winner.
STV News reports that a total of 1,968 delegates were accredited and voted at the primary poll.
Out of the total of number of votes, as announced by leader of PDP electoral committee and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, Eleka scored 1,190 to defeat the only challenger in the race, a former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye, who scored 771 votes.
Seven of the votes were declared invalid by the electoral committee.
Dayo Adeyeye, has already accepted the outcome of the primary election, which he agreed was conducted under free and fair atmosphere.
In his acceptance speech, Eleka thanked the delegates for counting him worthy. He expressed gratitude to Dayo Adeyeye for exhibiting high volume of dexterity and courage throughout the period the pre-primary election.
Also reacting, Governor Fayose promised to embark on meaningful reconciliation by reaching out to aggrieved party leaders, especially the duo of Dayo Adeyeye and Abiodun Olujimi (a serving Senator in the state, who earlier stepped down for Adeyeye), so that the PDP in the state can be a united house once again.