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Full results of 2018 Ekiti state governorship elections by local governments - How Fayemi defeated Olusola by winning 12 local governments

Ilejemeje LG

APC 4,156 (Winner)

PDP 3,937


Irepodun LG

APC 13,869 (Winner)

PDP 11,456


Idi Osi LG

APC 12,342 (Winner)

PDP 11,145


Oye LG

APC  14,995 (Winner)

PDP 11,271


Efon LG

APC 5,028

PDP 5,192 (Winner)


Moba LG

APC 11,837 (Winner)

PDP 8,520


Ijero LG

APC 14,192 (Winner)

PDP 11,077


Gbonyi LG

APC 11,498 (Winner)

PDP 8,027


Emure LG

APC 7,048

PDP 7,121 (Winner)


Ikere LG

APC 11,515

PDP 17,183 (Winner)

Ekiti West LG

APC 12,648 (Winner)

PDP 10,137


Ikole LG

APC 14,522 (Winner)

PDP 13,961


Ise Orun LG

APC 11,908 (Winner)

PDP 6,297


Ekiti East

APC 12,778 (Winner)

PDP 11,544


Ekiti South West

APC 11,015 (Winner)

PDP ,8423


Ado LG

APC 28,111

PDP 32,810 (Winner)

Fayemi won in 12 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes.
while Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes.

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BREAKING: Ekiti Governorship election : INEC declares Fayemi winner

INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Idowu Olayinka announced that Fayemi won in 12 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes.
His closest rival, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and current Deputy Governor of the state, Kolapo Olusola, Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes.

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12:36 AM -The NBC said the shutdown became necessary following the illegal announcement of the governorship election result by the state Governor Ayodele Fayose of his deputy and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prof Kolapo Olusola as winner of the election.
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12:16 AM - (BREAKING) NBC shuts down Ekiti broadcasting service indefinitely,  after Fayose went on air to announce "fake" results.
The state owned TV and radio station are shutdown indefinitely. 
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10:56 PM -Moba LGA

RA: Ikun 1

No of Registered voters: 2631
No of Accredited Voters: 1010
Total Valid votes: 963
Void: 38
Total Votes Cast: 1008

Apc: 578
PDP: 377
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10:26 PM - Adegbore Peter is the collation officer for Ipoti ward B unit 06. Ijero local government.

He announced as folllows:
Total numbers of registered voters 4125

Number of accredited voters 2177

A 0
AA 1
ACP 1
ADP 59
AGA 1
AGAP 0
ANRP 1
APA 5
APC 1153
APDA 3
APGA 0
BNPP 0
DA 0
DPC 0
DPN 0
ID 1
KOWA 0
LP 1
LMN 0
MPN 1
LPC 1
PANDEL 0
PDC 0
PDP 829
PPA 2
PPN 0
SDP 0
UDP 0
UPN 0
YDP 0
YPP 0

TOTAL valid vote 2069
Rejected vote 108

Total vote cast 2177

Barrister Oke is the collation officer for Ipoti Ward A in Ijero LGA

He announced as follows:

Total number of registered voters 3859

Accredited voters 2096

A 0
AA 0
A 79
AGA 0
ANRP
APA 6
APC 952
PDP 910
PPN 0
SDP 0
YDP 0

Total valid vote 1970

Rejected vote 123

Total vote cast 2093

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10:16 PM - Observers and journalists have been allowed into the Ido Osi LG collation center.

Ijero, Ward B

Total number of registered voters, 5333
Accredited voters 2434

A 4
AA 0
ACD 4
AD 2
ADP 2
AGAP 0
ANRP 1
APA 9
APC 1213
APDA 4
APGA 1
BNPP 0
DPC 0
FJP 0
GP 0
ID 2
KOWA 0
LP 1
MMN 0
NPN 0
NDLP 2
NPC 4
PANDEL 2
PDC 3
PDP 990

Total valid vote 2255

Rejected vote 170

Total vote cast 2425

Efon Alaye Ward 3
Number of reg voters 2590
Number of accredited voters

AA- 0
Ad- 0
ADP 03
AGA 0
AGAP 0
ANRP
APC 535
APDA
APGA
PNPP
DA
DPC
DPP 01
FJP
GPN
ID
KOWA
LP01
MML
NPN
NDLP
NPC 02
PANDEL
PDC 03
PDP 599
PPA
PPN
SDP 01
UDP
UPN
YPP
TOTAL VAL VOTE 1149
TOTAL VOTE CAST 1200
REJECTED VOTE 51

Ward 6 EFON LGA
Tot reg voters 2209
Accredited 726
A1
AA
ACD1
AD1
ADP2
AGA0
AGAP
ANRP1
APA1
APC 320
APDA
APGA
PNPP
DA
DPC
DPP
FGP
GNP
ID
KOWA
LP1
MNL
MPN
NDLP
NPC
PDC3
PDP 362
PPA1
PPN
SDP2
UDP
UBN
YPP
TOTAL VALID VOTE 696
REJECTED VOTE 30
TOTAL VOTE CAST 726.

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10:06 PM - INEC Office, Ilejemeje LGA, collation of result on going.

*Total, Ilejemeje Local Government, Iye-Ekiti.*

Results collated from collation officers from different collation centers.

No of Registered Voters: 15808

No of Accredited Voters: 8388

Results of political parties:

A:01
AA:00
ACD:02
AD:01
ADP:05
AGA:0
ANRP:0
APA:19
APC:4153
APDA:01
APGA:0
ENPP:01
DA:0
DPC:02
DPP:01
FJP:0
DNP;0
D:03
KOWA:0
LP:0
NDLP:0
NPC:0
PDC:22
PDP:3937
PPA:17
PPN02
SDP:39
UDP::0
UPN:0
YDP:0
YPP:0

Total valid vote: 8227
Rejected votes: 153
Total votes cast: 8380

Total, Ilejemeje Local Government, Iye-Ekiti.*

Results collated from collation officers from different collation centers.

No of Registered Voters: 15808

No of Accredited Voters: 8388

Results of political parties:
A:01
AA:00
ACD:02
AD:01
ADP:05
AGA:0
ANRP:0
APA:19
APC:4153
APDA:01
APGA:0
ENPP:01
DA:0
DPC:02
DPP:01
FJP:0
DNP;0
D:03
KOWA:0
LP:0
NDLP:0
NPC:0
PDC:22
PDP:3937
PPA:17
PPN02
SDP:39
UDP::0
UPN:0
YDP:0
YPP:0

Total valid vote: 8227
Rejected votes: 153
Total votes cast: 8380

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9:56 PM - Efon Ward 5
Number of registered voter 2929
APC-584
PDP-441
total valid vote 1052
Rejected vote:43
Total vote cast : 1095.

Illawe Ward 02
Registered voters 3684
Accredited 1589
APC -624
PDP-450
Total values votes-1534


Ilawe ward1
Registered Voters 3461
Accredited Voters 1590
APC 913
PDP 449
Total Valid votes 1528
Rejected votes 60
Total votes 1588


Illawe Unit 07
Registered Voters-3310
Accredited voters-1536
APC 883
PDP 452
Total Valid votes 1429
Rejected votes107
Total vote 1536


Illawe Ward 06
Registered votes 3562
Accredited votes 1667
APC 682
PDP 635
Total Valid Votes 1499
Rejected Votes 164
Total Votes 1664


Illawe 04
Registered 4401
Accredited Votes 2089
APC 1194
PDP 690
Total Valid votes 1965
Rejected Votes 124
Total votes cast 2089


Illawe Ward 05
Total number of votes 1099
APC 557
PDP 461
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9:56 PM - PDP candidate alleges plans of manipulation of votes
Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is already crying foul about Saturday election outcome, alleging manipulation of results.

In a statement, a spokesman of the candidate Lere Olayinka said ”We contested against security agencies” and alleged that plans were afoot to tinker with the results of the election.

Olayinka said results in most of the Local Councils are currently being tinkered with.

”Aside the fact that it was an election of the PDP versus all the security agencies in the country, we are confident of winning.

He said the various wards collating centres have been taken over by armed thugs backed by security agencies as it was before and during the election.
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9:36 PM - More results from Wards trickling in
Iye 2, Ward 5
No of Registered Voters: 1631
No of Accredited Voters: 885
APC :460
PDP : 395
LP: 01
PPC: 02

Total valid vote: 870
Rejected votes: 14
Total votes cast: 885

Iye 1, Ward 4
No of Registered Voters: 1980
No of Accredited Voters: 1124
APC : 606
PDP : 468

Total Valid Vote : 1102
Rejected Vote: 22
Total Vote Count : 1124

Ijesamodu
No of Registered Voters: 1760
No of Accredited Voters: 817
APC 408
PDP 382

Iludun 2, Ward 9
No of Registered Voters: 1643
No of Accredited Voters: 915
APC 399
PDP 483

Obada
No of Registered Voters:
No of Accredited Voters:
APC 368
PDP 363

Ipere
No of Registered Voters: 1936
No of Accredited Voters: 1096
APC :510
PDP :553

Total valid vote: 1082
Rejected votes: 12
Total votes cast: 1096

More results from Ilejemeje collation
Iludun 2
No of Registered Voters: 1643
No of Accredited Voters: 915

APC :399
PDP :483
APDA: 01
PDC: 02

Total valid vote: 891
Rejected votes: 24
Total votes cast: 915

EFON ALAYE WARD 2 RESULT.
APA-7
APDA-3
APC-424
PDP-431
Valid votes:878
REJECTED VOTE:16
TOTAL VOTE CAST 894
Ilejemeje voting collation continues++++++++
EWU, ward 1
No of Registered Voters: 1726
No of Accredited Voters: 878

Ad: 01
APA:03
APC :464
APDA:01
DPC: 01
LP: 01
PDC: 01
PDP : 384
PPN: 01
SDP: 05

Total valid vote: 862
Rejected votes: 16
Total votes cast: 878
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7:36 PM -  Ise/Orun LGA, WARD 2, PU 6, ODO ISE II:
ACD-1, ADP-1, APC-162, PDP-65, FJP-1, PDC-1, PPA-1, SDP-1

After collation of results of PUs in Ward 3, Efon Alaaye LGA, Ekiti:
APC-535
PDP-599

Ward 11, unit 13 Ola Oluwa school Ado Ekiti
APC 371
PDP 740
REG VOTERS 3,340
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7:16 PM -  At LGA 06, RA Odò – Emure 1, PU 001, St Andrews Primary School/Olojido/Aderibigbe, some election officials are fleeing from the scene. The atmosphere is tense. Some of the fleeing officials scaled the fence of the school.
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7:06 PM -  INEC ad hoc staff protest the non-payment of their entitlement in Ikole Local Government Area.
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6:51 PM - APC wins in former Governor, Segun Oni’s, polling unit - Ifaki Ward 2 unit 006 in Ido/Osi LAG.

APC: 129 Votes, PDP: 103 Votes, Void Votes: 11
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6:23 PM - 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. Counting of votes commence.

PDP – 71APC – 28
ACD – 1
APA – 1
Number of registered voters: 196
Accredited Voters: 106
Number of ballot papers: 200
Spoilt: None
Number of valid votes: 101
Number of rejected votes: 4

Erinmope 2, PU 009. Counting of votes commence.
PDP – 56
APC – 118
DPC – 01
NPC – 01
Number of registered voters: 389
Number of accredited voters: 189
Number of issued Ballot Papers: 389
Number of valid votes casted: 176
Number of rejected votes: None

Counting of votes started @ Erinmope 2, PU 004.
PDP – 92
APC – 131
Number of registered voters: 364
Accredited voters: 240
Number of ballot papers: 355
Spoil: None
Number of valid votes:223
Number of rejected votes: 16

Erinmope 2, PU 003. Counting of votes commence.
PDP 40
APC 27
ADP 2
Number of registered voters: 165
Number of vote casted: 71
Void: 2
No spoil ballot: None
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6:13 PM - More results trickle in from different polling units in Ekiti

Ward 7, Unit 3, RAC center, Ijero LG
ADP 1
APC 106
PDP 40
Void 4

Registered voters 151
Accredited 151
Total valid vote 147

Ward 2, Unit 2, RAC center, St David pry school, Efon Alaye,
APA 1, APC 84, APDA 1, LP 1, PDP 58,

Ward 5, Unit 7, Ilawe, Ekiti Southwest LG.
Poll results:
ACD: 20
ADP: 1
APC: 67
PDP: 65
PPN: 1
Presiding Officer: Amagbor Pius

Ward 09, Unit 17, Igbara-odo, Ekiti Southwest LG.
Poll results:
Total number of registered voters: 256
Total votes cast: 115
Void: 15
AGAP: 1
APA: 1
APC: 57
DPC: 1
PANDEL: 1
PDP: 38

Ward 5, Unit 9, Ilawe, Ekiti Southwest LG.
Poll results:
AA: 1
ACD: 9
AD: 1
APC: 55
DPC: 1
LP: 1
PDP: 51
PPN: 1
SDP: 1

Presiding Officer: Awotiku Akinwumi Johnson

Ise/Orun LGA, Ward 10, Unit 3 Aafin near open space Aafin Olurun
PDP – 32
APC – 67
PO – Uzoukwu Ngozi

Ise/Orun Ward 9, Unit 6 in front of Adunmi’s House
Total registered voters – 223
AGAP – 1
PDP – 37
APC – 42
PO – ITYAVASKASE LUBEM

Ward 1, Unit 11, Ilawe, Ekiti Southwest LG.
Poll results:
AA: 1
ACD: 25
AD: 1
AGA: 1
APA: 2
APC: 99
LP: 2
PDP: 21
YDP: 1

Presiding Officer: Fabanwo Oluwapelumi
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6:13 PM - PDP wins Omuo Ward 7 Unit 7, which is the polling unit of Senator Biodun Olujimi. Olujimi is a serving Senator on the platform of the PDP.

PDP-147, APC -111
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6:06 PM - Even if they want to cut your head, protect your ballot boxes - FAYOSE

Governor Ayodele Fayose on Saturday asked his loyalists to protect the ballot boxes in their communities, even at the risk to their own lives.

In a video by Channels Television, the Ekiti incumbent governor was seen with an entourage and receiving a phone call, where he told the caller, “Even if they are going to cut your neck there, let them cut your neck, just make sure the boxes are there.”

Someone from the entourage handed another phone and after listening for a while, Fayose told the caller, “I don’t want to hear stories, eh! Go and protect your votes.

“Don’t come back to Ado Ekiti without protecting the ballot boxes they are carting away.

“Someone they cart away his ballot box should better remain in his community.

“Armed robber come to your house and you allow him to carry your load away.”

Governor Fayose voted at his polling unit earlier in the day.
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6:03 PM - PDP's Olusola Eleka wins polling unit
Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka has been declared the winner in his polling unit by polling 452 votes, while APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, scored 105.
Other results are as follow:
DPC 1 vote
APA 1 vote
PANDEL 1 vote
PPA 3 votes
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5:53 PM - The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Mr. Akin Ayegbusi, lost at his polling unit, Usin Ward 2 unit 2 in Ikole Local Government.
APC - 104, PDP - 72, SDP - 9.
The party agent of the. SDP said he agreed with the result
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4:53 PM - APC deputy governorship candidate, Bisi Egbeyemi, wins unit with 177 to PDP 130
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3:43 PM - Fayemi wins his polling unit
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Ekiti State Governorship Election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi 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 follow:

APC- 186, PDP - 2, APA - 1, Unused papers - 145, Total registered voters - 345
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3:23 PM: AT Unit 001, Ward 6 in Emure Ekiti: APC thugs in collaboration with the Police were apprehended and dealt with. 
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3:10 PM: Counting ongoing at Ward 9 unit 005, Shakume Village Imesi ward.
 also in Ise Orun. Ward 2,PU5, Odo Ise II, Near Irasogun's House/Irasogun, Election result being counted.
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3:00 PM: LGA 06, RA 01, PU 005, Odò Emure 1, the electoral officers have begun the sorting process. There are 179 accredited voters out of the 353 registered voters in the unit, according to Mohammed Abubakar, the presiding officer. He also lamented that the smart card reader was not able to authenticate cards on time.
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2:20 PM: Voting has ended at Ise/Orun, Unit 4, Ward 2. Voting closed at exactly 2pm. The last person that rushed in after could not vote. Processing of results is on the way.
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2:09 PM: Man arrested with wads of cash at Are Ekiti by officers of the Nigeria police.

The man was driving past Unit 3, ward 2, when the police stopped and searched him.

The man, whose identity was unknown as the police prevented journalists from getting involved, was later released. The policemen who arrested him would not utter a word on the arrest.
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1:39 PM: PDP candidate,  Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka votes finally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka cast his vote in Unit 007, Ward 2, Okekuru, Ikere-Ekiti at 11:10 a.m.

The card reader twice failed to verify his Permanent Voter Card (PVC), but he was eventually allowed to vote after he was manually verified.

Eleka said: “After I spoke with the INEC headquarters, they found a way out of it. So I’ve been able to cast my vote after being accredited.

“I’m satisfied, and I want to appreciate INEC for being prompt. I also want to encourage them to find a way out in case it happens to any other person. It doesn’t have to be to the VIPs only.

“Nevertheless I appreciate their prompt response to this incident.”
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1:29 PM: Mega party candidate confident of victory
The governorship candidate of the Mega Party, Chief Bisi Omoyeni, has expressed the confidence to win the election.

Omoyeni said he learnt that some political parties had been buying votes by giving money to voters openly but said he was confident of winning despite this because he was the best of all the candidates.

He said, " My expectation is that I will win this election. Ekiti people do not want those ones, they know them and they know I am the best.
"I learnt people have been distributing money to buy votes. INEC should not allow this, security agents should not allow this. If we allow this to continue. Then we may not have true democracy. "

1:20 PM: Ward 09, PU 029, Igbara-Odo, Ekiti South West LGA.
Voting is ongoing. The card reader is very slow.Observers note lime and wet tissue paper used to wipe the thumbs of voters to enable the card reader detect thumbprints faster.
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1:17 PM: Ward 8, Unit 1, Igbara-odo, Ekiti South-west LG.
According to the presiding officer, a total of 294 voters are registered; but only about 45 per cent have voted. They await others until 2pm before they close officially.

Ballot box was snatched at Ward 6, Unit 12 of Efon LGA. According to an eyewitness who asked not to be named, some thugs snatched the box. At the time of arrival, nobody was around amidst panic by residents.
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1:06 PM: Efon Alaye ward 6, unit 12.

A woman living in the house said, they came in to disrupt the election, she added that the corps member ran away, and the guys went away with the ballot box, papers, stamps and other electoral material.
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12:30 PM: In Igbara-odo, Ekiti Southwest LG, most of the visited PUs witnessed INEC officials waiting for other members of the community yet to vote to come out and exercise their franchise before 2pm.

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12:03 PM: Ward 10, Unit 009, Ogotun, Ekiti Southwest. Total number of 304 registered voters. Almost everyone had voted as at 12:04pm. However, a lady who had issues with authentication of her card reader has been asked to prepare for manual accreditation.

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11:27 AM - At Ward 10 Unit 003, Fajuyi
At Ward 10 Unit 003, Fajuyi, Ado-Ekiti, two police officers were just withdrawn by a superior officer and driven away in a patrol vehicle.
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11:27 AM - Today's ballot paper
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11:15 AM - Alleged under-age voter nabbed

Five polling units were covered at Ewu Ward 1, Ilejemeje LG, and the voting process was going on peacefully; except an alleged underage voter being questioned by the presiding officer about her age. She admitted being eligible to vote; but one of the voters who refused to disclose her identity said she is an underage and still in primary school
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10:35 AM - Unlike PDP candidate, APC candidate: Kayode Fayemi votes without any issues

Kayode Fayemi, casted his vote at Unit 9, Ward 11

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10:25 AM - I'm disappointed - PDP candidate 

Professor Olusola expressed his disappointment at being the only person in his polling unit who was unable to vote due to the failure of the card reader to read his PVC.

Speaking with newsmen further stressed that he fears the worst if he can't vote as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
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10:11 AM - Voting ongoing in most parts of Ado Ekiti
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10:08 AM - PDP governorship candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, unable to cast his vote

The PDP governorship candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has not been able to vote at his Unit 007 Ward 2 in Ikere because the card reader could not read his permanent voter card.
However, his wife, Janet, has cast her ballot.
The PDP candidate is still around as he was asked to come back .


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10:06 AM - Congestion at Ise/Orun LGA, PU 6, ward 1, Odo Ise 1, near Ajagbure's House/Ofigba I and II, voting is being done inside a kiosk and people queue outside, covering the polling booth.


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10:05 AM - In Case of Emergency, please call INEC on 0700-CALL-INEC (0700-2255-4632)
09050858629, 09050858675, 09050858649, 08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709, 09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063, 07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603

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10:03 AM - The PO at Moba LGA, Erinmope 2, Unit 08, in person of Adediran Ahmed is complaining about the disobedience of the Party Agents to the security personnel.
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10:01 AM - Voters are having difficulties getting accredited. The smart card fails to read PVC nine out 12 times. it was tried at Polling Unit 003 in Ikole West Ward 1.
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9:59 AM - :At 9:14am. the presiding officer at PU O07, Ogunsami house, Ayetoro 1 claimed voting has ended. However, it was observed that the card reader is not working and voters said no one has been allowed to vote. Two security officials were also present. Registered voters are 391. Voters are outside in the sun, while there is no solution to the card reader problem.

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9:52 AM -Voters are having difficulties getting accredited in some parts of Ikole. The smart card fails to read PVC nine out 12 times it was tried at Polling Unit 003 in Ikole West Ward 1.

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8:59 AM - Voting and accrediatation underway at PU 010, Ward 004 of Irepodun-Ifelodun
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8:55M - PU 20, ward 9 Ado LGA, Ekiti Central, officials and materials just arrived and cubicles been set up

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8:55M -  Eldery woman assisted to cast her vote


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8:53M - PU 4, Usi ward; Ido/Osi LG. Argument erupts as INEC officials let citizens bring old people in for accreditation, vote on their behalf and help drop the votes in the ballot box. It has however been resolved with the presiding officers henceforth assisting them to vote
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8:50M -  PU 002 RA 06, Oke Emure II, Emure LGA: accreditation and voting ongoing and smoothly. Setup guarantees vote secrecy


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8:42M -  Ward 8 Unit 14 along Ogbon Oba Street - Voters checking their names

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8:37AM -  Irepodun local government - Igede 2



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8:34AM - INEC officials arrive at unit 11 ward 4, Ejigb0, Ado-Ekiti. Voters queue to cast their votes
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8:24AM - Voting has commenced in Oye local govenment, Ward 6, polling unit 1
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8:14AM -  A polling unit named, 'Popola House' with the code 005 ayetoro 2 has 3 INEC Officials currently and a Corp member. No security guard at sight.
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8:13AM -  Voters waiting for the exercise to begin at Ifaki Ward 2, unit 008
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8:09AM -  Update from Ikere local government

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8:05AM - Oye Local Government Ward; 9, P:U: 005 (Omotegun farm settlement)
INEC staff present and security personnel present (police and NSCDC)
Electoral officer about to address voters, electoral materials are also available
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7:50AM - At Ise/Orun, Ward 7, Unit 7, voters have gathered at PU waiting for voting to begin at 8 am
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7:30AM - As at 7:30 am ido/osi LG, Usi ward PU3 has been set for voting with voters and NSCDC members present
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7:10AM - Islamic Primary School, Emure Ekiti where Ward 06, Rac center, corps members are seen moving to their various PUs. We've the presence of 12 NSCDC officials, 16 police officers who claimed to have slept at the center.

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7:00AM - Movement of sensitive materials and INEC officials to different polling units at Ward 4, Ise /Orun begin #EkitiDecides2018

6:39 All is set for movement of sensitive materials and INEC officials to different polling units at Ward 4, Ise /Orun #EkitiDecides2018 #SnapAndSend pic.twitter.com/ozz6UvLOQF


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6:49AM - 34 candidates battle for governorship seat

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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6:35AM - Governor Fayose turns prayer warrior                  

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6:25AM - NigerianEye can confirm that some politicians late yesterday night/early this morning were spotted distributing cash to Ekiti residents with PVC, (Cash ranging between N2000 - N4000) in a bid to entice them to gather votes
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6:00AM - The tenure of Governor Ayodele Fayose comes to an end on October 15, 2018 having taken the oath of office on October 16, 2014. Fayose in the June 21, 2014 governorship election had defeated the then sitting governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who ran on the platform of the APC.

Fayose is in his second term having first taken oath of office in 2003 when he governed till 2006 before his impeachment. He is hoping to hand over to his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola. Olusola emerged as the PDP candidate at a primary election conducted on May 8, 2018 and he is contesting against Fayemi, who defeated 32 other aspirants to emerge as the APC candidate at a keenly contested primary held on May 12, 2018.

The former Minister of Mines and Steel Development is seeking a return to the office he lost in the 2014 poll. Will Fayose succeed in installing a successor, a feat no outgoing governor had achieved since Ekiti became a state in 1996 and produced a civilian governor in 1999

Will Fayemi, on the other hand, stop Fayose from achieving the record by staging his own comeback to power?

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