The Ekiti State Governorship election according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will hold on July 14, 2018.
INEC PVCs With campaigns expected to open up in Ekiti on April 15. The polity is expected to see a lot of fireworks as the gladiators in the states engage themselves in crucial battles to replace their iconic outgoing figure.
In Ekiti State, Governor Ayodele Fayose’s endorsement of his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola has almost settled the contest in the PDP while the APC remains as usual divided. Some estimates have it that as many as 50 stalwarts are in the race while it is acknowledged that only about 25 have made their intentions public with the immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi generally assumed as one of the leading aspirants.
How they settle their differences would to a large extent determine if they would again enter the election as a divided house against Fayose whose image would loom over the PDP campaign. A victory for the PDP would be a great boost for Fayose and perhaps provide safety for him inside the Government House till 2019 when he prays that Buhari would lose a second term. (Vanguardngr)