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Kayode Fayemi emerges Ekiti APC flagbearer

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has emerged as the flagbearer of All Progressive Congress, APC, for governorship race in Ekiti, schedule for July 14.

Dr Fayemi Polled 941 votes out of total of 2,618 to lead at the re-run election held in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

His close contestant, the immediate past Deputy National Chairman South of Apc Chief Segun Oni garnered 454 votes in the reschedule Primary Election held amidst tight security at Damlek Event Centre Ado Ekiti.

The Chairman Of Apc Governorship Primary, Gov Tanko Almakura Of Nasarawa State Said, the outcome of the reschedule primary had shown the readiness of the Party to bring the desired change to Ekiti State.

Governor Almakura who attributed the Success of the primary to cooperation of stakeholders, urged APC members to ensured the party’s success.

Tope Bamidele/ Ekiti


Result at a glance

Kayode Fayemi 941

Segun Oni 454

Kayode Ojo 245


Oluyede OluWole 110

Gbenga Aluko 83

Fappy 23

Daramola Bimbo

29 Babafemi Ojudu

11 MOB. 11

Yaya Kolade 4

Ayo Arise 3

Muyiwa Olumilua. 2

Some of the aspirants were having fun , Dr Kayode fayemi while sorting of the last ballot box was ongoing


The election was described as peaceful, however some fake delegates thugs were arrested during the primary

Meet Kayode Fayemi

John Olukayode Fayemi, (born 9 February 1965) was a former Governor of Ekiti State and a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

He is currently the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.

He attended Christ’s School Ado Ekiti from 1975-1980 and received degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Lagos and Ife in Nigeria and his Doctorate in War Studies from the prestigious King’s College, University of London, England, specializing in civil-military relations.

His research and policy interests include: Democratisation, Constitutionalism, Security Sector Governance, and Regionalism in the Global Context.

Kayode Fayemi is a former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa.

Prior to his establishment of the Centre, he worked as a lecturer, journalist, researcher and Strategy Development adviser in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

He was Strategy Development Adviser at London’s City Challenge; research fellow at the African Research & Information Bureau in London, UK, reporter with the newspapers, The Guardian and City Tempo, editor of the political monthly, Nigeria-Now, management consultant at Development and Management Consultants and lecturer at the Police College in Sokoto, Nigeria.

As a prominent leader of the Nigerian opposition to military rule in exile, he was responsible for the founding and management of the opposition radios – Radio Freedom, Radio Democracy International & Radio Kudirat and played a central role in the opposition’s diplomatic engagements in exile.

Amongst his numerous academic and public policy engagements at home and abroad, Kayode Fayemi has lectured in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.

He has also served as an adviser on transitional justice, regional integration, constitutionalism, security sector reform and civil-military relations issues to various governments, inter-governmental institutions and development agencies.

He was the main technical adviser to Nigeria’s Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (Oputa Panel), which investigated past abuses and currently serves on the Presidential Implementation Committees on Security Sector Reform, NEPAD and the Millennium Development Goals.

He was technical expert to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on small arms and light weapons and United Nations Economic Commission of Africa on governance issues.

He is also a member, Africa Policy Advisory Panel of the British Government. At other times he has served as a consultant to the OECD on Security Sector Reform and chaired the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s Committee of Experts on developing guiding principles and mechanisms of constitution making in Commonwealth Africa.

Kayode Fayemi is a Fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the African Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., USA.

He was also a Visiting Professor in the African Studies Programme at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA in 2004.

Dr Fayemi serves on numerous Boards including the Governing Board of the Open Society Justice Institute, Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, African Security Sector Network, and on the Advisory Board of the Global Facilitation Network on Security Sector Reform and on the Management Culture Board of the ECOWAS Secretariat.


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