Voters from several polling booths in different wards across the
The Ekiti governorship election is a straight contest between Olusola Eleka of the PDP and Kayode Fayemi of the APC.
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INEC is announcing results from the various local governments in Ekiti. Fayemi of the APC has taken an early lead.
Fayemi is beating the PDP's Eleka in Ilejemeje, Irepodun-Ifelodun (Fayose's LGA), Ido-Osi, Gbonyin, Ijero, Moba, Oye etc
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu addresses election monitors from Abuja headquarters.
INEC says results of Ekiti governorship election still being collated. Urges Nigerians to disregard social media results.
Results from some polling units
Ekiti West local government, WARD 1 (Aromoko1) PU 10
Registered Voters - 348Accredited Voters - 131Unused Ballot Papers - 217PDP - 68APC - 59DPC - 1PDC - 1ACD - 1
Rejected - 1
Ilupeju Ward 002 PU 008Number of registered voters - 540Number of accredited voters - 265PDP - 75APC - 160AGA - 1APA - 2NDLP - 1
Ward 2, Unit 7, Moba LGA
Void - 10PDP - 54APC - 108
Gbonyin LGA PU 10 RAC 10
PDP - 157APC - 162LP - 1SDP - 1MPN - 1PPA - 1Void - 10
-Ward 10 PU 13 ijan
PDP - 93 APC - 81
-PU 15 RAC 10
PDP 141, APC 95, ADP 1, APA 1, LP 1
- RAC 1 PU 6 ward 10
PDP — 94; APC — 72; APDA — 1; YPD — 1Void — 10
PU 3 RAC 9, Iluomoba.
PDP - 84
APC - 253
-PU 5, Ward 5
APC: 206 PDP:75
Efon Alaye LGA
- Ward 9, Unit 3
AA 1; APA 1; APC 36; PDP 65
- ODO ISE II
AD- 2; ADP- 1; APA- 1; APC- 144; PDP- 68; PPA- I
- Ward 9, Unit 5, RAC centre, Efon High school.
APC- 23; PDP- 52; AD- 1
-Ward 2, Unit 2, RAC center, St David pry school
APA 1, APC 84, APDA 1, LP 1, PDP 58,
Ekiti West Local Government
Ward 02 (Oke Oja) PU 026- Oke-Oja, Aromoko Ekiti.
Four men reportedly destroyed ballot box and election materials.
-Ward 02 (Aramoko2) PU 027
PDP -50APC -80AGAP -1ID -1UDP - 1
ADP 1; APC 106; PDP 40Void 4
Ekiti Southwest LGA
-Ward 5, Unit 7, Ilawe
ACD: 20; ADP: 1; APC: 67; PDP: 65; PPN: 1
-Ward 09, Unit 17, Igbara-odo
AGAP: 1; APA: 1; APC: 57; DPC: 1; PANDEL: 1; PDP: 38
-Ward 5, Unit 9, Ilawe
AA: 1; ACD: 9; AD: 1; APC: 55; DPC: 1; LP: 1; PDP: 51; PPN: 1; SDP: 1
-Ward 1, Unit 11, Ilawe
AA: 1ACD: 25AD: 1AGA: 1APA: 2APC: 99LP: 2PDP: 21YDP: 1
-Ward 10, Unit 3 Aafin
PDP – 32APC – 67
-Ward 9, Unit 6
AGAP – 1; PDP – 37; APC – 42
Ward 06, PU 06, ORAYE 1
ADP-2, APA-2, APC-139, PDP-73, PPA-1
Ward 9, Unit 15
Ward 10, Unit 7
PDP – 26APC – 25PANDEL – 1PPD – 1
Ikole West 1, Polling Unit 002 at Holy Apostolic Pry School. ACD: 1. ADP: 1. APA: 2. APC: 107. PDC: 5. PDP: 169.
Ikole West 1, Polling Unit 003 at Chief Oye’s House. APA: 2. APC: 96. NPC: 1. PDC: 2. PDP: 107. SDP: 1.
Ikole West 1, Polling Unit 1. Accord: 2. APDA: 1. PPA: 1. NPN: 1. PDC: 2. ADP: 1. APC: 140. PDP: 163. DPP: 1.
Erinmope 1, PU 004.
PDP – 71
APC – 28
ACD – 1
APA – 1
Erinmope 2, PU 009.
PDP – 56
APC – 118
DPC – 01
NPC – 01
Erinmope 2, PU 004.
PDP – 92
APC – 131
Erinmope 2, PU 003
Voter turnout has been massive in the Ekiti election. Election observers here say voter turnout on average across Ekiti is over the 70 percent mark.
But let's be honest, the two major political parties (PDP, APC) have been inducing voters with cash.
Some voters received N4,000 credit alerts from the Fayose camp last night. The APC has topped it up with N5,000 credit alerts.
For the APC, the money is transferred or handed to you in cash, once you show proof that you voted for Fayemi, according to our correspondents on the ground in Ekiti.
Bags of rice have also been spotted, stockpiled for disbursement.
You have to say for Ekiti, stomach infrastructure is still a thing.
Stay with us as the results continue to roll in.
Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the APC, has been declared the winner in his polling unit of Isan Ward 11 Unit 9. The results, as released by the polling agents, are as follows:
PDP – 2
APA – 1
Unused papers – 145 and Total registered voters – 345
Kolapo Olusola-Eleka of the PDP won in his Polling unit of Ikere-Ekiti Ward 9, Unit 5.
Fayose, police trade wordsover alleged compromise of governorship poll
Governor Ayo Fayoseaccuses security agents deployed to monitor the governorship election in the state of bias.
Results from unit 001, St Michael, Ado-Ekiti obtained from The Cable
APC- 145 PDP- 219
Polilng unit 003, St Micheal, Ado-Ekiti obtained from The Cable
APC- 70 PDP- 109
Results from Ward 06, unit 06, Okeyinmi, Ado Ekiti LGA
APC: 107 PDP: 117
Results from Ogbonajana polling unit 6, Ikere
APC - 117 PDP- 95
Results fromUnit 005 Ward 006 in Emure as obtained from Punch.PDP- 168, APC 56, AD -1, ANRP -1, Rejected votes -6
Results from RAC 1, PU 6, Ward 10 Gbonyin LGA as obtained from Premium Times.
PDP - 94 APC - 72 APDA - 1 YPD - 1 Void - 10
PDP wins in Governor Fayose’s polling unit
Ward: 9 P:U: 012 Results have been Collated and Announced.
Ward: Aramoko P:U: 8, 12 & 14 . Counting of votes have been concluded.
Ward: Iworoko P:U: 004 & 005. Counting of ballot papers concluded.
Ward: 10 P:U: 001 Time: 3:19pm Votes have been sorted, counted and results announced.
PDP candidate Olusola Eleka votes after card reader hiccup
Governor Ayo Fayose casts his vote at Afao in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area
Reports of disruption at Ward 6, Unit 001 in Emure-Ekiti
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: 04 P:U: 10 Time: 3:08pm Counting and collation of votes are in progress
Ward: 9 P:U: 005 Time: 3:16pm Votes have been sorted and results announced.
L.G.A: Ekiti East
Ward: 3 P:U: 4 Time: 2:40 Sorting of ballots and counting of votes have been concluded. Filling of forms by party agents and INEC agents have also been concluded.
Ward: 9 P:U: 013 Time: 2:30pm Sorting of ballot papers have commenced.
Sorting and counting of ballot papers has commenced in most Polling units across the Ekiti state.
Ward: Igede-Ekiti P:U: 015 Time: 2:03pm Counting of votes commenced.
Ward: 10 P:U: 14 Time: 2:02pm Voting Ongoing.
A PDP agent beaten by thugs for standing at the voting area of polling unit 9, ward 8 - Premium Times reports.
Ward: Efon X PU: 013 Time: 2:00 Counting to commence soon.
Ward: Irona Ward 11 PU: 002 Time: 2:00 Ballot Sorting has commenced.
Video exposes party agent allegedly bribing voters during election
Ward: Irona P:U: 002 Time: 1:22pm Accreditation and Voting concluded at 1:22pm
Ward: Federal Housing Estate P:U: 002 Time: 1:15pm Reports of vote buying .
L.G.A: Ekiti South West
Ward: 3 P:U: 12 Time: 1:10pm Suspected vote buyers invaded the polling unit causing some distractions but security personnel intervened. More security personnel have arrived. Voting is ongoing smoothly
Ward: 1 P:U: 11 Time: 1:08 Polling unit has been invaded by suspected thugs attempting to snatch ballot boxes. Party agents are insisting on counting the votes as voting has been concluded. Security personnel have called for backup.
"What we are doing is not an election. It is money competition.The APC is openly distributing N5,000 per vote while the PDP is distributing N4000 per vote. All okada unions have been given millions of naira to buy the votes of their members," Punch reports.
Ward: Onola P:U: 007 Time: 12:58pm Reports that card reader failure is slowing down accreditation and voting. Staff working on replacement.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 6 P:U: 1 Accreditation and Voting were concluded at 12:54pm
Ward: 009 P:U: 01 Time: 12:52pm Accreditation and Voting concluded at 12:51pm
Ward: Ajilosun P:U: 010 Time: 12:52pm Accreditation and Voting concluded at 12:50pm. INEC officals to begin counting of votes by 2:00 pm. Reported arrest of somebody allegedly buying votes.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 6 P:U: 6 Accreditation and Voting concluded at 12:44pm
Report alleges intimidationat polling unit 012, Igbemo Ward in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area.
Ward: Irona P:U: 2a & 2b Time: 12:41pm Accreditation and Voting is ongoing at poling unit 2b. Accreditation and Voting concluded at poling unit 2a by12:41pm
Ward: 3 (CAC) Primary School) P:U: 8 & 9 Time: 12:37pm Accreditation and Voting on going. 2 voters were sent to Unit 8 as their card readers could not identify their thumbprints.
Town: Orin Odo Ekiti
Ward: 5 P:U: 015 Time: 12:29pm - Card reader stopped working. Crowd waiting to be accredited.
L.G.A: Èkìtì East
Ward: 8 P:U 1 (CAC Primary School) Time: 12:03 Voting is going on and the card readers are working properly.
Ward: Igede-Ekiti P:U: 015 Time: 12:03 Accreditation and Voting is ongoing.
Ward: Iworoko P:U: 005 Time: 12:03pm Accreditation and Voting exercise was concluded at 12:02pm
Ward: 6 P:U: 2 Time: 12:03 Accreditation and Voting has been concluded
L.G.A: Èkìtì East
Ward: 3 P:U 7 (CAC Primary School) Time: 11:59 Voting ongoing. Very good voter turnout
PU 002, IKOGOSI 1, EKITI WEST 04 Voting concluded.
Ward: 6 P:U: 006 Time: 11:52am Complaints of card readers not working properly. Report also says they have been reset severally. Voters turnout impressive.
Card reader rejects PDP candidate Prof. Kolapo Olusola’s card at Ofafuru Polling Unit 002, Ward 002 in Ikere-Ekiti .
Card reader rejects APC candidate, Kayode Fayemi's wife's card at Oke-Isan LGA
L.G.A: Èkìtì West
Ward; 7 P:U 11 Time: 11.45 INEC ad-hoc staff and 4 security operatives present . Voting ongoing. 114 people out of 418 voted so far.
Ward: Osigba community Primary school P:U: 005 Time: 10:55am Voters have been accredited and voting going on peacefully. Security personnel are also present. Turn out impressive.
Ward: 9 P:U: 005 Time: 11:20am Faulty card readers fixed. Accreditation and voting ongoing. Security personnel are present. Voting going peacefully.
L.G.A: Ekiti West
Ward: Ikogosi 1 P:U: 002 Time: 11:39 am Voting concluded.
Ward: 11 (Iyin) PU 001 Time : 11:30 Voting going smoothly, domestic observers are present.
L.G.A: Ekiti West
Ward: 7 P:U: 06 Time: 11:30am Ad-hoc staff present
L.G.A: Èkìtì West
Ward; 7 P:U 08 Time: 11: 20 AM Ad-hoc staff present. 2 security personnel present. Accreditation and voting going on smoothly. 61 people out of 101 have voted.
L.G.A: Ise/Orun Town: Ise-Ekiti
Ward: 003 P.U: 009 Time: 11:19 AM Voting is going on Smoothly and Peacefully.
L.G.A: Ekiti South-West
Ward: 5 (St Mary Primary School) P:U: 8,5 and 7 Time: 10:30am 65 out of 200 voters voted in P.U 5 and there are no voters on the queue to vote. Voting reported to be peaceful. Security personnel are also present.
L.G.A: Èkìtì West
Ward; 6 P:U 06 Time: 11. 06 Voting has concluded and 150 people voted. Ad-hoc staff and 4 security personnel present.present.
Ward: 6 P:U: 2 Time: 10:35am Good voter turnout Voting has been largely peaceful Security agents are present.
Buying of votes and intimidation of some party members reported at Irepodun/ifelodun LG, Ward : 2 PU:015.
Reports of vote buying in Ado local government, Irona ward 11 unit 005.
Voters are also showing their ballot papers. Security men on ground but nothing is being done, according to the report.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Dallimore P:U: 020 & 021 Time: 10:45am Security personnel are present. Voting and accreditation exercise commenced at 9:37am and 10:02am respectively starting with party agents, elderly, pregnant women and women with babies.
All Progressive Congress candidate,
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 006 Time: 10:30am Security personnel are present. Report of vote buying by political party agent Voters are seen collecting tallies from a party agent once they have casted their votes.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 009 P:U: 005 Time: 10:24am Security personnel are present. The card readers stopped working at 9:47am.
L.G.A: Ekiti east Ward: 8 P:U: 5(Olisa) Time: 10:07am Security personnel are present(4 police men) Accreditation and voting are ongoing Report of poor crown management.
L.G.A: Ekiti West Ward: Aramoko P:U: 8, 12 & 14 Time: 10:07am Security personnel are present. Accreditation and voting are ongoing in a peaceful manner. Voting turnout is good.
113-years-old woman joined several people in Ekiti to cast her vote.
L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward: 9 P:U: 2 Time: 10:05am Security personnel are present. Some registered voters who have their PVCs could bot find their names on the register at their ward and polling unit, they were not allowed to vote.
Pictures from Isan Ekiti at 9:31am
INEC Update at 9:38 am
INEC says voting ongoing with large turn out and voters generally conducting themselves in an orderly manner.
At ikere ward 11 unit 1,785 registered voters, 7 security personnel present. Accreditation and voting commenced at 8am.
L.G.A: Ekiti West Ward: 1 P:U: 012 Time: 9:03am INEC Staff absent Adhoc Staff present 1 security personnel present Accreditation and voting going on hitch free.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Ajilosun P:U: Oro Time: 10:35am Accreditation and voting commenced at 8:50am Incidence of card readers failure, although they were immediately replaced.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 4 Time: 10:35am Security personnel are present. As at 10:35am, only 10 votes have been casted due to malfunctioned card readers. Voters are agitated over the issue.
L.G.A: Emure PU 002 Time: 8:30 -Accreditation Ongoing -Voting Ongoing -Setup Guarantees Ballot Secrecy.
L.G.A: Emure PU 002 Time: 8:33 An Elderly woman being assisted to cast her vote.
L.G.A: Emure Ward: 03 P:U: 004 Time: 9:00am -Process going smoothly. -Personnel on ground include 2 Civil Defence, 4 police officers, 2 party agents.
L.G.A: Emure Ward: 3 P:U: 004 Time: 9:00 am A Patrol team of Mobile policemen spotted.
In Ado Ekiti
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Farm settlement P:U: 12 Time: 8:25am No INEC staff present No election material in sight Security personnel present(police and customs) Large voter turn out.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ado J Okesa PU 002 Time: 7:55 INEC have arrive. Security personnel are on ground. Set up has started. Lots of people waiting. There are 5 voting points here.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: St Michael Ajilosun P:U: 002 Time: 8:15am INEC staff present Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present Large voter turnout Accreditationof voters commenced at 8:15.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Ado-Ekiti P:U: 021 Time: 8:30am INEC staff arrived with election materials at 8:30am alongside security.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 006 Time: 8:41am INEC staff present Voting and accreditation commenced at 8:39 Security personnel present Large voter turnout.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Ado Garage, Sawmill Ikere P:U: 009 Time: 8:41am INEC and security personnel present Accreditation of voters and voting commenced at 8:40am
Federal Housing Okela Ado Ward: 7 P:U: 2 Time: 8:36 am Priority is being given to the pregnant and nursing mothers.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Federal Housing Estate P:U: 2 Time: 9:01am INEC arrived at 9:11am Verification of names and voting commenced almost immediately.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 2a and 2b Time: 8:51am INEC and security personnel present. As at 8:46 card readers malfunctioned although INEC promised to resolve the issue.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 005 Time: 9:30 INEC and security personnel present. Report of some party agents trying to influence voters choice. Report of some voters refusing to comply with instructions of security personnel.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: 009 P:U: 001 Time: 9:18am INEC and security personnel present. The card readers are not working due to network issues. The area has low network coverage.
L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: 009 P:U: 001 Time: 9:55am INEC and security personnel present. The card readers were earlier not working due to network issues but have started working but the process is reportedly slow.
L.G.A: Ifelodun/Irepodun Ward: Igede-Ekiti P:U: 015 Time: 8:23am Card reader malfunctioned rejecting PVC of voters. INEC staff unable to verify and resolve the issue.
L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Peru's Compound P:U: 001 Time: 8:53am Voter accreditation and voting commenced Very large voter turnout.
Voting ongoing at: Irepodun/ifelodun local government ward II as at 9:14am, polling unit 13/13/06/015. 2 party agents pdp and apc and unarmed security men sighted.
L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Iworoko P:U: 004 & 005 Time: 8:00am Verification of names and voting commenced simultaneously at 8:00am Large voter turnout.
L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Court hall P:U: 001 Time: 8:53am INEC and security personnel present Verification of names and voting commenced commenced simultaneously at 8:53am.
L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Irona P:U: 2a and 2b Time: 9:31am INEC and security personnel present. Verification and voting commenced at 8:39am Good voter turnout
In Ido Osi
L.G.A: Ido-Osi Ward; 11 P:U: 11 Time: 8:23am Centre is peaceful. High voter turnout.
L.G.A: Ido-Osi Ward; Ward 1 P:U: 12 Time: 8:15am INEC staff present Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) No voter in sight.
L.G.A: Irdo-Osi Ward; Ward 1 P:U: 12 Time: 8:15am INEC staff present Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) No voter in sight.
L.G.A: Ido-Osi Ward; Iworoko P:U: 9, 11 Time: 8am INEC staff just arrived Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) Voters are present.
In Ekiti West
L.G.A: Èkìtì West Ward; Arámọkọ 3/Erio P:U 014 Time: 8.10 INEC staff absent Ad-hoc staff on ground 3 Security personne, 2 party agents present. Accreditation ongoing. Card Reader Issues.
L.G.A: Ise/Orun Ward; 5 P:U: 05 Time: 8:01am Armed officer sighted.
L.G.A: Ise Orun Ward: Irona P:U: 009 Time: 9:00am INEC arrived at about 8:50am Voting materials have arrived and voting is about to commence
In Ekiti West
L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward: 9 P:U: 2 Time: 8:45am Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) Voting has commenced Voting is reported not seem discreet enough as party agents are too close to ballot point.
L.G.A: Èkìtì West Ward; 11 P:U 012 Time: 9.03 Ad-hoc staff on ground 1 Security personnel present Things are going on smoothly here. Accreditation and voting going on, hitch free so far.
L.G.A: Ikere Ward; 5 P:U: 001 Ekuasa Time: 8:00am Accreditation is about to start.
L.G.A: Ikere Ward: 7 P:U: 001 Time: 9:03 am Accreditation and Voting has commenced. Registered voters and 5 Security Personnel, and Party agents on ground.
At Aramoko, INEC headquarters, over 50 police officers stranded, no arrangement to transport them to their various polling units and cannot locate their units.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 6 P:U: 4 Time: 8:16am INEC staff present Security personnel present. Voting has commenced Some voters who did not register in the area are trying to vote, security personnel trying to resolve it.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 9 P:U: Time: 9:01am Card readers are not reflecting thumbprints of voters INEC is trying to resolve the issue The voters are calm and the atmosphere is peaceful.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 009 P:U: 001 Time: 8:38am INEC and security personnel present arrived at 8:35am.
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 009 P:U: 005 Time: 9:18am Voters are agitated because the card readers are not accepting their thumbprints.
In Ekiti East
L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward; 9 P:U: 2 Time: 8:44am Voting has commenced Voting and accreditation are taking place simultaneously Turnout estimated at over 100 people. Voting is reported discreet.
L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward: 003 P:U: 4 Time: 9:06am Voting started at 8:32am Authentication has failed on several card readers Electoral officer contacted INEC and received assistance with the card readers The process of voting is going slowly
In Ekiti South West
L.G.A: Ekiti South West Ward: Federal Housing Estate P:U: 002 Time: 8:51am INEC and security personnel present Verification of names and voting commenced commenced simultaneously.