The aspirants are the present Deputy Governor, Kolapo Ishola, the lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, and the immediate past PDP National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye.
Journalists and others were screened by fierce-looking policemen stationed at the gates.
The others, according to him, are former federal lawmakers, speakers, serving and former members of National Executive Committee, who are still members of the party and former governors.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that 27 out of the about 33 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state have reportedly vowed to resist the plan by the National Secretariat to continue last Saturday's primary election from where it stopped.
Speaking after he cast his vote, Adeyeye commended Governor Okowa for doing an excellent job.
"In journeys like this, there would be a divide".
The PDP had also restated its resolve to be transparent and to ensure an all-inclusive playing ground for all aspirants in all the processes leading to the governorship primary.
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He, however, said the APC would give the PDP flag bearer a good fight for the Oke Ayoba Government House on July 14, adding that the APC is the preferred choice of the people. I commend all the delegates for exercising their civic right.
He said he will reach out to Adeyeye and Olujimi to assure them of relevance in the party. "I appeal to them in the overall interest of the party to work for our common goal".
"We are a party where integrity, fairness, and transparency hold sway as the order of the day; a party where there is order and leadership is respected".
Before her decision to step down, accreditation of delegates was already being conducted from a building opposite the Eagle Hall venue of the primary election.
The Nation reports that while addressing a news conference on Monday, May 7, the aspirants led by former Governor Segun Oni said they were not in support of the position of the National Working Committee (NWC) as canvassed by the APC spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi. "They can't even conduct an election among themselves; they will still beat themselves again".
He said Adeyeye had told him of his acceptance of the results before leaving. "Whoever wins, we would join hands together".