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Examining How EKiti Voters favored Real Development over Stomach Infrastructure

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By Blogger On July 14, 2018, the people of Ekiti went to poll and came out with a not too surprising result. Though the outgoing governor of the state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose was not the candidate of his party, the people voted as though he was the one running for yet another term. Fayose's anointed candidate, the incumbent deputy governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola, was to some certain degree inconsequential to the decision made by the people on Saturday. To them the deputy governor was like the "voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau". Fayemi, a former governor of the state and a minister in the current APC federal government, polled 197, 459 votes to emerge winner, beating his main challenger, the deputy governor, Olusola who scored 178,121. But many Nigerians, especially the people of Ekiti still considered the result as a victory against Fayose. Fayemi emerged victorious with a comfortable lead of 19, 338 votes against candidate of the ruling party. Interestingly, …