The Secetary to state government to the Ekiti state Government , Biodun Oyebanji has been declared to as the flag bearer of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state gubernatorial election coming up later in the year.
The former secretary to the state government (SSG), defeated other challengers to emerge winner of the primary election on Thursday.
The results were announced by Mohammed Badaru, Jigawa state governor and chairman of the primary election committee.
Oyebanji will be the APC’s standard-bearer in the June 18 governorship election to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The APC governorship candidate is a seasoned administrator who has served in at least three governments since Ekiti was created in 1996 by the late Sani Abacha.
Oyebanji served as the special adviser on parliamentary affairs in the administration of Niyi Adebayo, a former governor of Ekiti.
He was chief of staff to Kayode Fayemi, the incumbent governor, in his first term.