Ekiti State Governor, Fayemi Sacks Protocol Chief
Kayode Fayemi

The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member, says an aspirant cannot win an election with just 300 votes and take all, calling for joint government in such situations.

Concise News reports that speaking at the Africa CEO forum in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday, Fayemi points out that elections in Nigeria have become more competitive.

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“With recent elections in Nigeria, it is becoming absolutely clear that it is not an either or, it is not whether its PDP or APC, especially when you have margins that are so narrow,” Fayemi notes.

“Elections are becoming more competitive, people are winning elections with 300 votes. We need to be looking in the direction of collective engagement, whether you call that proportional representation or you call it joint government.

“Ultimately, you cannot win an election with 300 votes and take all, and the person who loses that election with 300 votes gets nothing, it is a recipe for disaster, and as a country, we need to start looking in another direction.”

Over the weekend, Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the state gubernatorial election with only 342 votes.

Fatimah Mukhtar, returning officer for the election, says Tambuwal, who contested under the PDP polled a total of 512,002 votes to beat Aliyu Ahmed of the APC who garnered 511,660 votes.

Meanwhile, Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, was also present at the forum. Dickson states that the PDP has given better leadership to Nigerians than its arch-rival, the APC.