Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development who emerged the winner in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary held on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said his victory belongs to the people of the state.
Fayemi polled a total of 941 votes, to defeat former Governor Segun Oni and 31 other aspirants.
“Today, the people have spoken, and their voice has been heard resoundingly. What we have witnessed today, is one of the essential elements in the electoral cycle in any democracy.
“Indeed it has been a heartfelt contest and I am extremely humbled that delegates counted me worthy of the honour of bearing the banner of our great party.
“This victory is not mine alone, it belongs to all my co-contestants, it belongs to all the members of our great party, it belongs to Ekiti people who desire a greater tomorrow,” the former governor said in his acceptance speech at the venue of the exercise.
The Ekiti State Governorship election is scheduled for July 14, 2018.