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Ekiti 2018: 34 candidates struggles for 667,270 votes

Its battle royale in Ekiti today as 34 candidates from various political parties contest for the to govern Ekiti State.

Tension and apprehension had overtaken the state during the campaign period which end few days ago, especially with the deployment of more than 30,000 Nigeria Police personnel and large numbers of other security agents in the state for the poll.

Available records presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission, indicates that in the 16 council areas of the state, there are 177 registration areas; 2,195 polling units; and 256 polling points, with 913,334 registered voters.

However, out of the figure, 667,270 are accredited to vote, representing 73 per cent of the registered voting population.

Among those contesting to succeed Governor Ayodele Fayose are the Accord Party candidate, Jacob Aluko, 69; the All Progressives Congress candidate, Kayode Fayemi, 53; the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Kolapo Olusola, 49; and 43-year-old Aiyegbusi Oladele of the Socialist Democratic Party.

Also in the race are the Labour Party candidate, Sikiru Lawal, 59; Amuda Kazeem of KOWA Party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, Ayodeji Ayodele, 62; and the Alliance for Democracy candidate, Ben Agboola, 49.


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