The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificate of return to Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the winner of Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election.
This comes as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party vows to challenge the result citing irregularities and harassment by security operatives.
The National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, presented Fayemi with the Certificate of Return at a ceremony held at state INEC office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Daily Trust writes.
Deputy governor-elect, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi also received his Certificate of Return at the event.
Speaking after he was presented with the certificate, Fayemi promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the mandate in last Saturday governorship election.
He commended the electoral body for doing what he described as an “excellent job” in conducting the governorship poll, and assured the people of Ekiti of good governance as from October 16 when he takes over the reins of power.