Breaking News: Aregbesola Wins Osun Governoship ElectionFeatured, Latest News, osun election 2014 Sunday, August 10th, 2014
The incumbent Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregebesola has been declared the winner of yesterday governorship election.
The Chief Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Professor Bamitele Omole declared the Governor who is the flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the head office of Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Osogbo, the state capital.
Aregbesola was declared winner and returned having scored the highest number of votes – 394, 684 as against the total of 294, 477 votes of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, the figure which placed him second of the exercise which took place in the 30 local government areas of the state.
The breakdown of the result indicated that PDP won in most of the local government areas in the Ife division which has about 25 per cent of total voters strength, while the returned Governor Aregbesola won in Osogbo metropolis and in a total of 23 local government areas. Omisore won in the seven local councils.
APC supporters and its officres at the INEC went into jubilation immediately after the declaration of the party’s candidate the winner of the poll.
The Returning Officer for Atakamusa local Council while announcing the council’s result informed that voting did not take place in one polling unit owing to disagreement which could not be resolved as the voting lasted yesterday.
There was also case by the Returning Officer of Ejigbo Local Council where some hoodloums were seen by people with stuff ballot boxes and voting result sheet with falsified signatures. The returning officer said they were arrested by people and handed over to the police.
The state has a total of 1,407,222 registered voters, in the state Local Council Areas INEC has earlier revealed that out of the total registered voters’ 745,828 representing 53 per cent were females while 661,394 about 47 per cent of the voters were males.
Details of the result stands as follows:
APC- 9758, PDP-10,028
APC-11,696, PDP- 8618
APC- 10, 615, PDP- 7024
APC-26, 551, PDP-8483
APC- 9287, PDP-6294
APC – 4225 , PDP 3982
APC-4981, PDP- 5035
APC- 16106, PDP-5913
APC-11,950, PDP- 12,902
APC-6928, PDP 5142
APC- 10,825, PDP- 7916
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