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Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated 14 other contenders to win the Osun State governorship election.
This victory comes nearly four years after failing, by a small margin, in his bid to govern the state.
On Saturday, he achieved a hard-fought victory over the state’s incumbent Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) in the state’s governorship election.
Adeleke secured 403, 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Oytola of the APC, who polled 375,027 votes.
Kehinde Atanda of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) placed a distant third with 10,104 votes while Yusuf Lasun of the Labour Party (LP) had 2729 votes.
Out of the total number of 30 Local Government Areas (LGA) in the state, Adeleke won a total of 17 LGAs, leaving the incumbent, Oyetola with 13 LGAs.
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.
The APC, on the other hand, won in Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Ife South, Ife Central, and Ife East LGAs.
Announcing the result, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning officer, UNILAG VC, Prof. Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe declared Adeleke the winner of the election.
“I declare that Adeleke Ademola Jackson Nurudeen of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected,” Professor Ogundipe declared.
Prior to the official announcement, Adeleke and his nephew, award-winning Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, were seen in a video that surfaced online, celebrating an early lead when the counting started.
Adeleke said, “We did it this time” while Davido replied to him by saying “Yes”.
Also, in the Situation Room of the PDP, there was also wild jubilation as the PDP claimed it was winning the election even before the final results were announced.