Following yesterday’s governorship election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party has been named the new governor of Osun State by the Independent National Electoral Commissioner.
At 7 a.m. on Sunday, Mr. Adeleke was pronounced the winner by the returning officer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, completing a collation process that had begun at 11:06 p.m. on Saturday.
There were 332 wards and 3,763 polling places in the state’s 30 local government areas, where the governorship election was held.
Lasun Yusuf of the Labour Party, LP received 2,729 votes, while Adeleke of the PDP received 403,371 votes to defeat Oyetola and the APC with 375,027 votes.
The stated votes were returned by Adeleke, who defeated Oyetola in 17 local government areas as opposed to 13 for Oyetola.
In 2018, Adeleke and the current Governor competed for the position of governor; he narrowly lost by roughly 350 votes.
Atiku Abubakar, a presidential candidate for the People Democratic Party, stated in response to Adeleke’s victory that it is an indication that the State has found light.
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