40 Candidates To Contest For Ekiti State Governorship – INEC
No fewer than 40 candidates under different political parties will be contesting for the Ekiti State governorship seat on July 14.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC published their names and political parties on Thursday, adding that all the 40 candidates had emerged from primaries.
Among the 40 candidates are the Prof. Kolapo Olusola, the current Deputy Governor of the state, representing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi who is running on the platform of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Two women are among the candidates jostling for the Ekiti governorship seat. They are Mrs Margaret Ilesanmi of Accord (A) and Olajumoke Saheed of Democratic Alternative (DA).
Other candidates include, Mr Lawrence Ogundipe of Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD), Comrade Shola Omolola of Action Alliance (AA), Mr Olaniyi Agboola of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Dr Jide Ayenibiowo of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), and Chief Ayodele David Adesua of African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The list also include Rev. Tunde Afe of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Otunba Segun Adewale of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Malam Saheed Jimoh of African People’s Alliance (APA), Mr Lucas Arubuloye of AGA, Mr. Stephen Oribamise of All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP), Mr Tope Adebayo of Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA) and Evangelist Gbenga Adekunle of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Others are: Pastor Stephen Oladejo of Democratic People’s Party (DPP), Prince Adegboye Ajayi of Better Nigeria People’s Party (BNPP), Mr Tosin Ajibare of Independent Democrats (ID), Mr Olalekan Olanrewaju of Democratic People’s Congress (DPC), Mr Adewale Akinyele of GPN, and Temitope Amuda of Kowa Party (KP).
The list also includes: former deputy governor, Chief Adebisi Omoyeni of PANDEF, former Deputy Governor, Dr Sikiru Lawal of Labour Party (LP), Mr Sunday Balogun of Mega Progressive People’s Party (MPPP), Comrade Sunday Ogundana of National Conscience Party (NCP), former Senator, Dr Bode Olowoporoku of Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP) and Mr Olabode Jegede of Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN).
Others are Mr Ebenezer Ogunsakin of People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN), Mr Ayoyinka Dada of PDC, Mr Goke Animasaun of Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA), Mr Stephen Obasanmi of Providence People’s Congress (PPC), and Mr Akinloye Ayegbusi of Social Democratic Party (SDP).