Following the conclusion of the February 25, 2023 National Assembly elections, OrderPaper Nigeria highlights the winners of the legislative polls as declared by INEC in Ekiti.
The South West State has three Senatorial Districts and six Federal Constituencies.
Over the last twelve years, the political dynamics in ‘The Land of Honour and Integrity’ have been in peculiar fashion as the major parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), consistently struggle to outwit one another in each electoral cycle.
In 2014, the PDP received fuel for its race to dominate the polity when former governor Ayodele Fayose defeated the then-incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi. This development boosted the party’s morale but was short-lived as the APC reclaimed the Government House in 2018 and sustained the feat in 2022.
However, with the recent success of the PDP in Osun State; its western neighbours, political watchers had predicted that the governing party was in for a tough time at the 2023 Polls. Interestingly, both states hold off-cycle governorship elections. This is despite the PDP having just one federal lawmaker, Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South), within its rank going into the February 25 National Assembly elections.
Very vibrant and a model for women’s representation in parliament as many would argue, Senator Olujimi lost her seat to APC’s Raphael Adeyemi Adaramodu of the APC. Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, Rep Olusola Steve Fatoba and Rep Olufemi Richard Bamishile were the only incumbents who secured their seats in the 10th National Assembly. Notably, Adaramodu is the incumbent lawmaker representing Ekiti Southwest/Ikere/Ise-Orun Federal Constituency.
It was a clean sweep for the APC in the South West State. Below is a full list of winners of the federal lawmakers from the state elected into the 10th National Assembly as declared by INEC:
Olusola Steve Fatoba (APC) – Re-elected
Adeniyi Rufus Ojuawo (APC)
3. Emure/Gboyin Ekiti East Federal Constituency
Olufemi Richard Bamishile (APC) – Re-elected
Akinlayo Davidson Kolawole (APC)
Francis Abiodun Omoleye (APC)