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Ekiti APC Guber Primary: Fayemi, Oni Rates High Percentage

Ahead of tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, the much-awaited All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election, no fewer than 2,671 delegates would determine the fate of 33 aspirants that will be contesting for the ticket of the party.

The delegates would come from 177 wards across the 16 local governments area of the state as follows:

12 delegates per Ward, a total of 2,124

26 delegates per LG, a total of 416

1 delegate per zone (South, Central, North), a total of 3

State delegates, a total of 35

Governorship aspirants, a total of 33

Statutory delegates, a total of 60

All the aspirants are wooing the delegates across the 16 Local Government Area of the state.

Newsflash247 gathered that the delegates across the state in the party are almost determined who would vote for on this coming Saturday primary election and the delegates being controlled by the leaders.

A source gathered that the two former governors of the state; Dr Kayode Fayemi and Engineer Segun Oni are frontline to be the candidate of the party.

Newsflash247 gathered the percentage of each aspirant across the state is as follow;

Kayode Fayemi

John Olukayode Fayemi was a former Governor of Ekiti State and a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria. He is currently the Minister of Solid Minerals Development. He installed the party structures at ward, local government, senatorial and state levels. But, Fayemi’s ambition is facing serious opposition within and outside the party. Some party members believe that his ambition is capable of dividing the party. The Fayose administration is determined to stop him by all means and the White Paper of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry, which indicted him of alleged fraud is putting a question mark on his ambition. He is from Ekiti North senatorial district. He is likely to score  35% out of the total delegates.

 Segun Oni

Adebayo Segun Oni was a former governor of Ekiti State and a native of Ifaki Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.  Segun Oni was sacked from Appeal Court on October 15, 2010, through controversial Justice Salami at the Appeal Tribunal sitting in Ilorin. Oni is a strong contender for the APC ticket and he has run a robust campaign. He is the immediate past Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party. He is the Chairman of the Board of Export Processing Zone (EPZ). Oni is popular among civil servants, pensioners and youths. He is perceived as a selfless statesman who backed Fayemi in the 2014 election despite the circumstances surrounding his removal from office. But, his supporters are still perceived as “PDP decampees.” He is in North senatorial district. He is likely to score 35% votes

 Babafemi Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a native of Ado -Ekiti, in Ado Local Government Area. He is a vocal, bold and visible politician who has successfully transformed from an activist, rights campaigner, and journalist to a politician. Ojudu is the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters. He represented Ekiti Central in the Senate between 2011 and 2015. He is from Ekiti Central Senatorial District. He is likely to score 15% votes.

 Femi Bamisile

Olufemi Bamisile, a former Speaker of House of Assembly and Omua (Kota) Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government of the state. He was the first aspirant to declare his ambition. Bamisile took the fight to Fayose by opening a campaign office directly beside the PDP secretariat He is from  Ekiti South Senatorial District. He is likely to score 20% votes.

Gbenga Aluko

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Gbenga Aluko, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a native of Ode – Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state. Aluko has a rich political experience. He is the son of the revered economist, the late Prof Sam Aluko, one of the intellectual think-tank of the Chief Obafemi Awolowo-led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN). He served as a Senator between 1999 and 2003. He was the Deputy Chief Whip. His campaign team is very organised and he has a deep pocket. Critics say Aluko is not a consistent politician. he has traversed the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), PDP, Labour Party (LP) and he is now in APC. He is from the South senatorial district. He is likely to score 10% of the delegates.

 Bimbo Daramola

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Bimbo Daramola, a former House of Representatives Member and a native of Ire- Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state. Daramola was one of the most vocal members of the seventh House of Representatives and he has a grassroots appeal. He has executed many people-oriented projects in his constituency. Daramola has been very loyal to the party and he is eternally remembered for his “shoot me” bravado in the heat of the 2009 governorship rerun when he dared soldiers and mobile policemen to shoot him while protesting the outcome of the poll. He was Director-General of the Fayemi Campaign in 2014. He has been sponsoring thousands of JAMB candidates. outside power. He the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives. There are many aspirants from Oye, his local government area, and this may affect his quest for votes from delegates. He is from Ekiti North Senatorial District. He is likely to score 10% of the total delegates.

 Opeyemi Bamidele

Opeyemi Bamidele,  a Former member of the House of Representatives Member and a native of Iyin Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of the state He is a former Commissioner under Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Bamidele popularly known as MOB, is a Nigerian Lawyer, human right activist, politician and member of the 7th National Assembly. He hails from  Ekiti Central District. He is likely to score 5% votes of the delegates.

Bamidele Faparusi

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He is a former member of House of Representatives representing Gbonyin/Emure/Ekiti East Constituency. Observers believe that his ambition may be affected by the fact that he and Aluko hail from the same town, a fact that may diminish his support base. He is from Ode in Ekiti South District. He is likely to score 6% votes

Dr. Wole Oluyede

Wole Oluyede, a successful medical doctor and a native of Ikere Ekiti in Ikere Local government Area of the state. He was endorsed by an elite group in his hometown, the Ikere Development Forum (IDF), led by the legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun, as the town’s consensus candidate. His critics believe that he came late into the race. There are many aspirants from Ikere, his local government area, and this may affect his quest for votes from delegates. He is from Ikere in South senatorial district. He is likely to score 15% votes.

 Senator Ayo Arise

Arise was in the sixth Senate. He represented Ekiti North. He was the Chairman of Committee on Privatisation. Arise is a philanthropist and a grassroots politician who should not be overlooked. He crossed over from PDP to APC last year. He is from Oye Local government, which parades many aspirants. He is believed to have joined the race late. He is likely to score 3% votes

 Dr. Oluwole Oluleye

Oluleye is the son of former Finance Minister in the Obasanjo military regime, the late Maj.-Gen. James Oluleye. He is a former Executive Secretary of Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) during which he facilitated employment of many Ekiti indigenes. He is likely to score 2% votes

Dr. Adebayo Orire

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The medical practitioner is a party elder and a grassroots politician. Orire is canvassing for a home-based governor who understands the people and he believes he fits the bill. His major challenge is that he may be outmuscled by richer aspirants. But, he believes his integrity is more important than money. He also has a kinsman, Kayode Ojo, in the race and this may deplete his votes. Orire is from Ikoro in Ekiti Central District. He is likely to score 1% votes

Kola Alabi

Alabi is a rich Information Technology investor with a company that employs a large number of Ekiti indigenes in Lagos and other parts of the world. He is a renowned philanthropist in his native Ikere and popular among the youths. His critics are of the view that he is an aspirant for the future and the high number of aspirants from his hometown is a knotty issue for him. He is likely to score 6% votes

Dr. Mrs Mojisola Yaya-Kolade

Yaya-Kolade is a nurse, midwife and pharmacist turned medical doctor. She is from Oye in Ekiti North. He is likely to score 1% vote

Muyiwa Olumilua

Olumilua is an engineer by profession. He served as a Senior Special Assistant to former governor Kayode Fayemi. He is the son of former governor of old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua. He is the one of the first aspirants to set up a campaign office in Ado-Ekiti to demonstrate his seriousness for the battle for his party’s ticket. He is from Ikere in Ekiti South. He is likely to score 2% votes

Chief Sesan Fatoba

Fatoba is a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry during the administration of Otunba Niyi Adebayo (1999-2003) and also a retired Permanent Secretary. He is from Ikere in Ekiti South. He is likely to score 1% vote

Debo Ranti-Ajayi

Ajayi is a former Commissioner for Budget and Planning. He is from Emure in Ekiti South. He is likely to score 1% vote

Diran Adesua

Adesua is a former Commissioner under Otunba Niyi Adebayo-led administration between 1999-2003. He is from Omuo in Ekiti South. He is likely to score 1% votes

Olumuyiwa Coker

Coker is an Accountant. He hails from Ido in Ekiti North. He likely to score 1% vote

Decon Adekunle Esan

Esan is an America-based businessman. He is from Ilawe in Ekiti South. He likely to score 1% votes

Captain Sunday Adebomi

Adebomi is a Nigerian-born U.S Army Captain. He is from Ise in Ekiti South. He is likely to score 1% votes

Engr. Kayode Ojo

Ojo is an engineer by profession. He is from Ikoro in Ekiti Central. He likely to score 2% votes

Other aspirants are Mr Victor Kolade, Mr Bodunde Adeyanju, Barrister Ajayi Olatunji Olowo and Mrs Makes are likely to score 1% votes each.

 

 

 

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