The Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Hakeem Jamiu was declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for Irepodun/Ifelodun State Constituency-2 conducted on Thursday, May 26 at Iworoko-Ekiti in Ekiti State southwest of Nigeria.
The chairman of the primary election committee, Mr Kayode Fasae made the declaration in Iworoko-Ekiti, the constituency headquarters.
Mr Fasae announced that Honourable Jamiu scored a total of 18 votes to defeat his opponent, Mr Kayode Ojo who scored 12 votes.
A total number of 30 delegates from 6 wards cast their votes at 5 delegates per ward.
“Hakeem Jamiu, having scored the highest votes, is hereby declared winner of the primary election,” Fasae declared.
Addressing those present at the election venue, the agents of the two aspirants who witnessed the voting process affirmed that it was free, fair and transparent. Honourable Jamiu and Mr Ojo both agreed with the report of their agents and accepted the results of the election as declared. Mr Ojo immediately congratulated Honourable Jamiu.
In his acceptance speech, the Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly thanked the delegates and indeed the people of Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency -2 for the confidence reposed in him promising not to take the mandate for granted.
Honourable Jamiu saluted the courage of his co-contestant and his spirit of sportsmanship. He appealed to his opponent to join hands with him to ensure the victory of the APC in the next gubernatorial election in the state.