Ekiti Decide 2022: Ekiti Governorship Election Update
The 16 local government areas of Ekiti State would storm their various polling units to elect their governor for another four years, Egalitarian Voice Media gathered.
The 2022 election is expected to be a tight race between the candidates of the ruling APC, Abiodun Oyebanji and a former governor of the state, Segun Oni, an engineer, who is the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The candidate of the PDP, Bisi Kolawole, is also expected to mount a challenge for the coveted position.
Oyebanji, who is backed by the incumbent governor, resigned as secretary to the state government to contest the poll.
During Fayemi’s first term, he served as commissioner for integration before he was deployed to the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning.
Oni of the SDP will be going to the poll with the integrity of the profile he demonstrated when he was the governor of the state. However, he is not expected to have enough financial backing to challenge the two main parties – APC and PDP – in an election that analysts said might be decided by what locals call ‘dibo ko sebe’ (vote buying).
An Ekiti-based analyst, Kayode Opeyemi, said the outcome of the poll might be decided by vote buying as a result of the high rate of poverty in the country.
“We expect agents of the leading candidates to outdo one another in a bid to buy the votes of the people,” he said.
More updates soon….