A total of 33 aspirants had contested for the party’s ticket, including the state’s former governor Segun Oni.
Fayemi secured 941 votes out of a total of 2, 327 delegates who voted in the primaries.
Oni came closest to him, gathering 481 votes.
The Minister of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi, if elected, will be serving a second term in office, after his first between 2010 & 2014.
Meanwhile this was the opinion of present Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose;
“APC is falling apart everywhere. Fayemi is the final nail on APC’s coffin in Ekiti. He may deceive them in Abuja but he is a paperweight at home. His arrogance alienates Ekiti people and any serious politician from him. He will meet his political waterloo on July 14.”