The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has won the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary election amid tight security.
Mr Fayemi, who is also the minister of Solid Minerals, polled a total of 941 votes to beat 31 other aspirants, including former Governor Segun Oni, in the rescheduled primary election.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that Mr Fayemi is yet to be officially declared the winner of the election.
It was gathered that 18 first aspirants polled 413 votes, while Mr Fayemi alone scored 941 out of the 2,337 delegates.
On Thursday, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, had withdrawn from the governorship race.
Mr Ojudu said he took the decision for the sake of peace in the state chapter of the party.
Following the Ekiti APC governorship primary election, which ended inconclusively over the weekend, he said he was withdrawing as the race turned violent and messy.
Mr Ojudu, however, declined to announce his support for any of the remaining 32 aspirants.