Prof Kolapo Olusola has been declared victor of the Ekiti State PDP Primaries held at Eagle Hall, Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, one of the governorship aspirants in the PDP primary, and Senator representing the Ekiti South in the Senate, Abiodun Olujimi has stepped down for the former Minister of State for Work, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
Out of the 1,968 votes, Eleka scored 1,191, while Prince Adedayo Adeyeye got 770 votes and seven votes were voided.
The spokesman disclosed that the Primary Election Committee for the state had Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as chairman, while the party's National Chairman, Uche Secondus, would chair the Appeal Committee.
The trio, according to Ologbondiyan, have agreed to accept the outcome of today's primary and support whoever emerges as the candidate.The National Publicity Secretary said all 51 appointees of the state governor who contested and won as delegates at the ward level had been dropped because they did not resign their appointments prior to the exercise.
Following the violence which marred its primary on Saturday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) fixed another exercise for Friday.
Prof. Olusola on his part said:"I thank God for this excellent job, entire process peaceful, fair and credible, this shows that our able leaders are projecting PDP as a party worthy of emulation".
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The governorship candidate said the people of the state would resist all forms of violence and money politics during the election in the state.
"We needed to take the party back to the people and the only way we can do this is not to have an anointed candidate".
He said he will reach out to Messrs Adeyeye and Olujimi to assure them of their relevance in the party. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka and the incontrovertible popularity of the PDP across Ekiti state, we are already standing shoulder to shoulder with the people as we set for a very robust, issue-based campaign in our inevitable march to victory.
Prince Secondus said that the real victor from the exercise is democracy and not any individual as the PDP family in Ekiti would be healthier from the primary.
"They should join hands with the party to win the ultimate, which is the July 14 election".
Mr Fayose, in his remarks on the primaries, jokingly recommended Mr Okowa to the APC for the conduct of its rescheduled primaries.