The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his counterpart in Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, were on Saturday endorsed as the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the two states in the forthcoming elections.
The emergence of the Fayemi and Aregbesola was preceded by congresses held before the governors who had no contestants were endorsed as the flag bearers of their states in the governorship elections.
The Nasir el-Rufai-led committee supervised the primary election in Osun State where Aregbesola was endorsed.
While giving the governor the certificate of return, he said 269,631 members of the party voted Aregbesola for a second term out 355,390 members who registered in 332 wards across the state.
Aregbesola got the APC governorship ticket a week after Senator Iyiola Omisore won the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State.
With this development, Aregbesola will contest against the governorship candidates of other political parties in the election, which will hold on August 9.
While the incumbent governor of Ekiti State will also face former Governor Ayo Fayose of the PDP and the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, among other contestants in the June 21 governorship poll coming up in state.