29th May, 2022
Segun Adebayo, the son of Chief Cornelius Adebayo, a former Minister of Communications, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara.
Adebayo won the keenly contested primary election between 10 aspirants that took place at the Irepodun Local Government Council headquarters, Omu-Aran.
Adebayo polled 72 votes to defeat nine other aspirants.
Dr. Toba Oloyode came second with 32 votes while the duo of Kayode Bankole and Gbenle Adeyemi scored 27 votes, respectively.
Mr. Yunus Kareem, popularly known as “Jagunlabi”, polled 17 votes, Ekundayo Afolaogun 10 votes, while Dayo Olaosebikan had seven votes.
The son of Sen. Simon Ajibola, a former Senator that represented Kwara South, Gbenga Ajibola, had four votes, while the Deputy Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Mr Raphael Adetiba, scored six votes.
Mr. Ope Ibikunle polled one vote, while six votes were declared invalid.