Scores of All Progressives Congress ’ members and supporters in some parts of Ekiti on Sunday trooped out in large numbers to celebrate the outcome of Saturday’ s elections .
The News Agency of Nigeria ’ s Correspondent who monitored the situation reports that wide jubilation was witnessed in Ado Ekiti , the state capital , Iyin Ekiti and Igede Ekiti , among others.
This is as a former House of Representatives and one - time Lagos State Commissioner for Information, and APC senatorial candidate in Ekiti Central , Mr Opeyemi Bamidele , wins the senatorial seat in the state .
His election was declared by the INEC Presiding Officer for the Senatorial District , Prof . Jeremiah Omotola .
The party also won additional House of Representatives seat by Sola Fatoba , who contested in Ekiti Central Federal Constituency (1 ).
This brings the number of House of Representatives seats so far won by the APC to three , out of the six available seats in the state .
Fatoba won with 55 , 483 to defeat his close rival , Mr Ayodele Oladimeji , of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), who scored 27 , 836 votes.
NAN reports that Bamidele , who was in the lower chambers of the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015 , as a member of the House of Representatives , and later as governorship candidate of Labour Party , scored a total of 94 , 279 to trounce the PDP , candidate , Mr Obafemi Adewale .
Adewale polled a total of 48 , 707 votes.
NAN recalls that during Bamidele ’ s time at the House of Representatives , he was the chairman , House committee on Budget and Research .
Immediately the news filtered into town , Bamidele in company of party supporters stormed Iyin Ekiti , his hometown to celebrate with the electorate .