Former Secretary to the Government of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared as winner of the Ekiti State Governorship election by the Independent National Election Commission, INEC.
He polled a total of 187,057 votes to defeat his closest rival, former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, that scored 82,211 votes
Oyebanji was born on December 21, 1967. He started his education at a Baptist primary school in Ikogosi, Ekiti, from 1979 to 1983.
He attended Awo Community High School before transferring to C.A.C Grammar School in Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State, and then the Federal School of Art and Science in Ondo State and the District Commercial Secondary School in Aramoko, Ekiti State.
Oyebanji holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Political Science from the Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti), and in 1992, he earned a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Political Science from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State (International Relations & Strategic Studies).
Oyebanji began his professional career as a Lecturer at the University of Ado Ekiti in the Department of Political Science, where he worked for four years (1993-1997), before moving on to the defunct Omega Bank Plc (now Heritage Bank) as Manager, Treasury, and Financial Service until May 1999.
Oyebanji resigned as the state SSG on December 7, 2021, to devote himself fully to the governorship campaign.