Here, we we’ll give you a blow-by-blow account of how proceedings are unfolding in all 2,195 polling units where voting will take place.
9:40am. Dear readers, you’re welcome to SaharaReporters’ coverage of the 2018 Ekiti State governorship election.
9:45am. Here, we we’ll give you a blow-by-blow account of how proceedings are unfoldig in all 2,195 polling units where voting will take place.
9:55am. Ekiti has 913,334 voters, but 250,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were uncollected, meaning the maximum votes exepected will be roughly 646,000. So says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
9:58am. There are 35 candidates in all, but this is clearly a two-way race between Kolapo Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
10:02am. While Fayemi was the penultimate Governor of the state and was also Minsiter of Solid Minerals Development until he resigned at the end of May to pursue his governorship re-election ambition, Eleka is currently Deputy Governor of the state and the anointed candidate of outgoing Governor Ayodele Fayose.