Aiyegbusi emerges SDP guber candidate, as party dismisses rigging allegation
At the primary election, using Option A4, held across the 177 wards in Ekiti State, yesterday, Mr. Akinloye Ayegbusi emerged the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State.
Aiyegbusi polled 16,921 to defeat his closest rival, Ambassador Dare Bejide, who polled 14,783, while Olamide Oni (Oni Atiba) polled 4, 258 to come third.
The final collation and declaration of results took place at MC Event Centre, Poly Road, Ado Ekiti.
Meanwhile, the party has denied allegation that the election was rigged in favour of Aiyegbusi.
One of the aspirants was said to have accused Prof Tunde Adeniran of compromising the election in favour of the winner.
But reacting to the report, a member of the National Working Committee, Mr. Yemi Akinbode, said nothing could be farther from the truth, insisting that the former minister of Education is the symbol of a new political order and therefore cannot be associated with rigging of any election.