A FEW days earlier than the Ekiti Election, the competitors is fierce among the many contestants as every tries to outdo each other in an outside promotional marketing campaign.
Sixteen candidates are jostling to interchange Dr. Olukayode Fayemi because the governor of Ekiti State within the Saturday, June 18 Election.
The ICIR noticed posters of a number of candidates on the streets of Ado-Ekiti, the capital metropolis.
Prominent amongst them are the posters of the APC candidate Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji, PDP candidate Olabisi Kolawole, SDP candidate Olusegun AdebayoOni, ADP candidate Elebute-Halle Josephine Kemi and ADC candidate Oluwole Olumayokun Oluyede.
Oyebanji, a former lecturer, banker and businessman, was the previous secretary to the state authorities. He holds BSC and Master’s levels in Political Science (International Relations & Strategic Studies). He is 55 years outdated. Bisi Kolawole, 66, a former Commissioner for Environment and former House of Assembly member within the state, hails from Efon-Ekiti, within the Central senatorial district. He was the instant previous chairman of the PDP in Ekiti State till he joined the gubernatorial race.
Kolawole holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphics Design and a Master’s diploma in Public Administration at Ekiti State University (EKSU).
Olusegun Oni, 54, is the previous Governor of Ekiti State between May 29, 2007, and October 14, 2010. He misplaced the governorship seat to Dr.Kayode Fayemi by a court docket ruling.
He was a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) till 2014, when he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and held the place of Deputy National Chairman South.
An engineering graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Oni is at the moment contesting below Social Democratic Party.
Another engineer within the race is Elebute –Halle Josephine Kemi, born in 1982. The graduate of Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti and University of Technology Minna, Niger State, is the flagbearer of the Action Democratic Party (ADP). She is from Ikole, Ekiti and is well-known for her philanthropy.
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