Dr Kayode Fayemi has been sworn-in as the sixth Governor of Ekiti state.

The state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, administered the Oath of Office on Fayemi on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.

NAN reports that the Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel,  was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with 197, 459 votes against his closest opponent, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 178,121 votes.

Dr Kayode Fayemi takes over in Ekiti. Photo by: CHANNELS TV

He will serve for only four years having been governor of the state between 2010 and 2014 under the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.

Also present were the Governors of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufa’i; Oyo, Abiola Ajumobi; Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, and Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode.