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(JUST IN): Adeleke Defeats Oyetola In Polling Unit


(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, won his polling unit in the ongoing governorship election in the state.

He polled 218 votes to defeat his main contender, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

Oyetola scored 23 votes while Dr Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord party had one vote.

Also, All Progressives Congress won elections in the polling units of Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, his deputy, Benedict Alabi, and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

In Oyetola’s polling unit situated at ward 1, LA school, Popo, Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government Area, APC got 545 votes to defeat its closest rival, Ademola
Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party, who had 69 votes.

APC also won Aregbesola’s polling unit situated at Ward 8, unit 1, Isare Ifofin, Ilesa East Local Government Area of Osun State in Saturday’s election.

The ruling party secured 164 votes while PDP trailed with 134 votes.



However, Aregbesola didn’t participate in the election.

Deputy Governor Alabi also won his polling unit at ward 6, unit 7, Baptist Day School, Ikire, in Irewole Local Government with 206 votes while PDP scored 184.

Alabi, who voted at 10:32 am, described the exercise as peaceful and orderly.

He commended the level of consciousness and enthusiasm displayed by voters, adding that Nigeria was moving towards democratic advancement.

“The turnout is massive and encouraging as you can see, every process is orderly and impressive. All stakeholders diligently discharged their duties.

“This is a clear testimony that our democracy is growing to the point of maturity and we are sure of victory as a party,” he said.


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