Bisi Kolawole has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Kolawole, a former chairman of the PDP in Ekiti State had resigned his position to contest.
He edged out Segun Oni, an ex-governor, and Kolapo Olusola, a former deputy governor of the state.
Kolawole is the preferred aspirant of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
In a statement before the primary elections, Fayose had described Kolawole as a bridge-builder who will usher in a better future for Ekiti and the PDP.
He said “The man you have come to honour, Bisi Kolawole, is our collective project. I made him my preferred candidate in the overall interest of our party, but this does not foreclose due process of nomination in PDP,”
“PDP is what we are supporting; it is what we are marketing. And all we want is a winner. We have started consultations and I know that victory is sure for us.”
Emmanuel Udom, governor of Akwa Ibom, was the chairman of the primary election committee.
The Final Result in the Ekiti PDP Governorship Primary:
Kazeem Deji Ogunsakin – 6
Olabisi Kolawole -671 – WINNER
Kayode Adaramodu – 10
Segun Oni – 330
Kolapo Olusola Eleka – 93
Wale Aribisala – 56
Olujimi Abiodun – 2
Ajijola Latif – 1
Kemi Adewumi – 1
Kemi Ojo – 1
Makanjuola – 1
Deborah Ali – 1