Kolapo Olusola, current Ekiti Deputy Governor, has emerged the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state's governorship election billed for July 14, 2018. Olusola, who is Governor Ayodele Fayose's choice for the ticket, amassed 1,190 votes to defeat Dayo Adeyeye who polled 770 votes.
The voting exercise was coordinated by Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state Governor. There had been tension in the hall when the ballot papers were sorted in two different baskets and the difference between the two aspirants appeared insignificant.
Olusola thanked Fayose, whom he described as his mentor. He expressed confidence that the party would win the governorship poll by a landslide.
Meanwhile, the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed Friday to hold its primary.
The primary, which held last Saturday, was suspended indefinitely as a result of violence that erupted during the exercise. Suspected thugs reportedly smashed ballot boxes and prevented delegates from voting.
Only delegates from four out of the 16 local government areas of the state had voted when violence broke out. Thirty-three aspirants partook in the botched exercise.