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Senator Adeleke Of PDP Wins Osun State Governorship Election

By Adebayo Michael

 Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the winner of the Osun Governorship election.

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.

“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,” he announced.

According to the total votes recorded by the electoral umpire, the

Total votes recorded during the election showed that the PDP won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state, while the APC won the remaining 13 Local Government Areas.

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

On the other hand, the APC won in Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Ife South, Ife Central, and Ife East LGAs.

Many people had thought that the Osun governorship election was  between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Senator Adeleke only but 15 political parties took part 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 polling units in the 30 LGAs of the state and witnessed a huge voter turnout.

Out of the 1,955,657 registered voters in the state, 1,479,595 Permanent Voter Cards were collected before the election.

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