Oyebanji resumes as Ekiti governor today

Ekiti state witnessed a change of administration today as the Governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji took the oath of office.

The tenure of his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, lapsed at midnight, paving way for the new helmsman to take over the reign of power for four years.

Oyebanji, will be sworn in alongside his Deputy, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye by the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye.

A member of the transition committee who doesn’t want his name in the print told our reporter that the program will begin at 11.00 am today.

Fayemi will hand over the reign of power to Oyebanji who was his Secretary to the State Government and candidate for the All Progressive Congress (APC). He emerged victorious in the June 18 governorship poll.

Oyebanji scored 187,057 votes to defeat its closest rival, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who garnered 82,211 votes, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Bisi Kolawole who got 67,457 votes, and 13 other contestants who participated in the governorship election.

The Ikogosi-Ekiti-born astute politician ascending the plum seat will break the aged-long jinx of recycled leadership and offer a platform for a thoroughbred local politician and homeboy to rule Ekiti for the first time.



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