Ayodele Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti State lost his polling unit and ward to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in today’s House of Assembly election in the state. The former Governor of Ekiti State failed to deliver his polling unit and ward in his hometown, Afao Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun local government area of the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose lost his polling unit at St David’s Primary School and ward as the APC candidate in Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency (2), Hakeem Jamiu, polled 168 votes to defeat the PDP’s candidate, Sunday Omosilade, who got 26 votes. The election was conducted after Omosilade, who was Fayose’s personal assistant, had in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) signified his intention to withdraw from the race. According to him, he had doubt about the neutrality of INEC to conduct free and fair election. His withdrawal was however rejected by INEC, who reiterated that he remains the candidate of the PDP for the constituency.