The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kayode Fayemi, has taken an early lead in the Ekiti State governorship election.
Mr Fayemi has won in seven of the eight local government areas where results have been announced by relevant electoral officials.
The results from the various local governments will next be sent to the INEC secretariat in Ado-Ekiti where they will be formally announced.
From the results collated at the local governments, Mr Fayemi has won in Ilejemeje (4153 to 3937), Moba (11837 to 8520), Irepodun-Ifelodun (13,869 to 11,456), Oye (14,995 to 11,271), Ido-Osi (12,342 to 11,145), Ijero (14,192 to 11,077) and Gbonyin (11,498 to 8,027).
Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in Efon Alaye local government (5,192 to 5028).
A tabulation of the eight results shows that the APC has 87,914 votes while the PDP has 70,625 votes, a difference of 17,289 votes.
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