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UPDATED: PDP’s Adeleke Wins Osun Gov Election

Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun Governorship election, has beaten the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress, to emerge the winner of Saturday#s governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Adeleke, the winner Sunday morning.

The Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced that Adeleke got a total of 403,371 votes beating the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who got 375,027 votes in a keenly contested race.

He said, “I declare Adeleke Ademola Jackson Nurudeen on behalf of the chairman of INEC of the PDP having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected.”

According to the total votes recorded by the electoral umpire, the PDP won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state, while the APC won the remaining 13.

Adeleke secured the highest number of votes in the exercise according to the result announced at the INEC Collation Centre in Osogbo, polling a total of 403,364 votes while Oyetola got 374,827 votes.

The PDP won Ede North Local Government, Ede South, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Egbedore, Odo Otin, Osogbo, Ila, Atakumosa West, Olorunda, Ilesa West, Obokun, Oriade, Orolu, Ife North, Irepodun and Ejigbo.

The Local Governments won by APC are Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Ife South, Ife Central and Ife East.

Below are the results from INEC:

Boluwaduro:
APC – 5649, PDP – 5860

Ilesa East;
APC – 13452, PDP – 10969

Osogbo;
APC – 22952, PDP – 30401

Ila;
APC; 11163, PDP – 13036

Atakunmosa West
APC; 6601, PDP – 7750

Ifelodun;
APC – 16068, PDP – 17107

Ilesa West;
APC – 10777, PDP – 13769

Ayedire;
APC – 7868, PDP – 7402

Odo-Otin;
APC – 13482, PDP – 14003

Boripe;
APC – 21205, PDP – 7595

Obokun;
APC – 9727, PDP – 13575

Orolu;
APC – 9928, PDP – 10282

Olorunda;
APC – 18709, PDP – 21350

Ife North;
APC – 9964, PDP – 10359

Ifedayo;
APC – 5016, PDP – 4730

Ife Central;
APC – 17880, PDP – 13532

Irepodun;
APC – 12122, PDP – 14369

Oriade;
APC – 14189, PDP – 15940

Ayedaade;
APC – 14527, PDP – 13380

OlaOluwa;
APC – 9123, PDP – 7205

Iwo;
APC – 17421, PDP – 16914

Ede South;
APC – 5704, PDP – 19438

Isokan;
APC – 10833, PDP – 10777

Irewole;
APC – 18189, PDP – 14216

Ejigbo;
APC – 14355, PDP – 18065

Ede North;
APC – 9603, PDP – 23931

Egbedore;
APC – 9228, PDP – 13230

Atakunmosa East;
APC – 7449, PDP – 6992

Ife South;
APC – 12481, PDP – 9116

Ife East;
APC – 19353 , PDP – 18071

More than 15 political parties partook in the election.

Other candidates included Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord Party; Lasun Yusuff of Labour Party; Oyegoke Omigbodun of Social Democratic Party; Segun Awojide of African Action Congress; Kehinde Atanda of Action Democratic Party; Awoyemi Lukuman of Allied Peoples Movement; Adebayo Elisha of All Peoples Party; and Adeleke Adedapo of Boot Party.

Rasaq Saliu of New Nigeria Peoples Party; Abede Samuel of National Rescue Movement; Ayowole Adedeji of Peoples Redemption Party; Ademola Adeseye of Young Peoples Party; and Adesuyi Olufemi of Zenith Labour Party also participated in the election.

The election was held across 3,763 units in the 30 LGAs of the state and witnessed a huge voter turnout and was largely peaceful.

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