Fayemi Sworn In As Ekiti State Governor

Kayode Fayemi, the governor-elect of Ekiti State, has been sworn in as the State governor.

Mr Fayemi, a former Minister of Solid Minerals and Development, took his second oath of office as governor at Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

The governor won the governorship election under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He defeated the deputy governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Kolapo Olusola, and over 30 others in a keenly contested election.

He was victorious in 11 out of the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes, and edging out his closest rival Olusola who got 178,121 votes by 19,338 votes.