Bisi Kolawole has been elected as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti state.
The primary election took place in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, January 26, TheCable reported.
It was gathered that Kolawole edged out Segun Oni, an ex-governor, and Kolapo Olusola, a former deputy governor of the state to emerge the PDP’s flagbearer.
Kolawole had resigned his position as Ekiti PDP chairman to contest the governorship election
Kolawole was the preferred aspirant of Ayo Fayose, a former governor of the southwestern state.
He is a former lawmaker representing Efon constituency in the state House of Assembly.
The PDP governorship candidate also served as commissioner of environment between 2015 and 2018.
While endorsing Kolawole for the governorship election, Fayose had described him as a bridge-builder who will usher in a better future for Ekiti and the PDP.
Kolawole polled 671 votes to defeat his closest rival, Oni, who got 330 votes.
Kayode Adaramodu – 10
Kazeem Ayodeji – 6
Olusola Kolapo – 93
Deborah Ali – 1
Ojo – 1
Makanjuola – 1
Biodun Olujimi – 2
Aderemi Adewumi – 1
Adewale Aribisala – 56
Segun Oni – 330
Bisi Kolawole – 671