Fayose’s son, aide, others win PDP House of Reps tickets

Son of a former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Joju Fayose, and his longstanding media aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka, were among those declared winners of Sunday’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primary in the state.

Joju Fayose, who won the party’s ticket for the Ekiti Central Federal Constituency I comprising Ado and Irepodun/Ifelodun, polled 69 votes to defeat Deji Adeosun.

Olayinka emerged the flag-bearer for the Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II, comprising Ijero, Ekiti West and Efon local government areas.

He got 54 votes to defeat his main challenger, Mr. Victor  Babafemi, who scored 45 votes for the position.

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A former governorship aspirant, Otunba Yinka Akerele, won the party’s ticket for the Ekiti North Federal Constituency II. He emerged unopposed.

In Ekiti North Federal Constituency II, Babatunde Ajayi polled 63 votes to defeat Fayose backed aspirant, Funmi Ogun, who had 33 votes.

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The primary election was conducted at Ido Ekiti in Ido Osi Local Government Area.

The youngest aspirant, Akomolafe Henrich, who may clock 30 years before the 2023 general election, won the party’s ticket for the Ekiti South Constituency I. He emerged unopposed.

The election of the Ekiti South Constituency II was postponed.

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