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Adeleke denies APC’s Oyetola second term as PDP pulls upset in Osun gov election

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to declare the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, the winner of the just concluded governorship election in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria.

Adeleke, a former senator and younger brother to the state’s first governor, Isiaka Adeleke, defeated the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, by a margin of about 44,426 votes.

Based on computation of the final results announced by the electoral commission, INEC, the PDP polled about 403,374 votes while the APC polled about 358,948 votes.

INEC is currently collating the final figures before an official announcement is made.

Meanwhile, there were 13 other candidates that took part in the election including Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party, Goke Omigbodun of the Social Democratic Party, and the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, who contested under the platform of Labour Party.

Adeleke’s victory

PDP’s Adeleke won in 17 local government areas out of the state’s 30 while Oyetola of the APC claimed victory in the remaining 13 local government areas.

The election was a repeat of the 2018 contest between the two politicians, reigniting old political rivalries between them.

The incumbent governor, who had served as the chief of staff to the state’s immediate past governor and now minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had narrowly defeated Mr Adeleke in 2018, in a manner described by many Nigerians as controversial.

Saturday’s election, according to many observers and particularly civil societies such as Yiaga Africa, Centre for Journalism, Innovation and Development (CJID), among others, was characterised largely by vote-buying.

Osun Election in numbers

LGAs – 30

Polling units – 3,763

LGAs won by PDP

1. Ede North

2. Ede South

3. Ifelodun

4. Boluwaduro

5. Egbedore

6. Odo Otin

7. Osogbo

8. Ila

9. Atakumosa West

10. Olorunda

11. Ilesa West

12. Obokun

13. Oriade

14. Orolu

15. Ife North

16. Irepodun

17. Ejigbo

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LGAs won by APC

1. Boripe 

2. Ilesa East

3. Ayedire

4. Ifedayo

5. Ife Central

6. Ayedaade

7. Iwo

8. Olaoluwa

9. Isokan

10. Atakumosa East

11. Ife South

12. Ife Central

13 Ife East

Ife East LGA results

APC - 19,353

PDP - 18,071

A - 305

Total Registered voters - 114,403

Accredited voters – 41,006

Total Valid votes - 39,125

Ife South LGA results

APC - 12,481

PDP - 9,116

A - 36

Total Registered voters - 56,706

Accredited voters –  22,927

Total Valid votes - 22,326

Atakunmosa East LGA results

APC - 7,449

PDP - 6,992

A - 40

Total Registered voters - 41,027

Accredited voters – 15,497

Total Valid votes - 14,875

Egbedore LGA results

APC - 9,228

PDP - 13,230

A - 105

Total Registered voters - 53,150

Accredited voters – 24,283

Total Valid votes - 23,072

Updated: 2 hours ago

Ede North LGA results

APC - 9,603

PDP - 23,931

A - 61

Total Registered voters - 71,748

Accredited voters – 34,735

Total Valid votes - 34,113

Ejigbo LGA results

APC - 14,355

PDP - 18,065

A - 67

Total Registered voters - 73,750

Accredited voters – 34,387

Total Valid votes - 33,329

Irewole LGA results

APC - 18,198

PDP - 14,216

A - 31

Total Registered voters - 74,268

Accredited voters – 34,430

Total Valid votes - 33,315

Updated: 2 hours ago

Isokan LGA results

APC - 10,833

PDP - 10,777

A - 23

Total Registered voters - 53,288

Accredited voters – 23,051

Total Valid votes - 22,987

Updated: 2 hours ago

Ede South LGA results

APC - 5,704

PDP - 19,438

A - 38

Total Registered voters - 54,872

Accredited voters – 26,306

Total Valid votes - 25,691

Updated: 2 hours ago

Iwo LGA results

APC - 17,421

PDP - 16,914

A - 214

Total Registered voters - 90,051

Accredited voters – 36,591

Total Valid votes - 35,634

Ola-Oluwa LGA results

APC - 9,123

PDP - 7,205

A - 35

Total Registered voters - 37,149

Accredited voters – 17,214

Total Valid votes - 16,737

Ayedade LGA results

APC - 14,527

PDP - 13,380

A - 229

Total Registered voters - 67,651

Accredited voters – 29,696

Total Valid votes -

Oriade LGA results

APC - 14,189

PDP - 15,940

A - 60

Total Registered voters - 69,651

Accredited voters – 31,798

Total Valid votes - 30941

Irepodun LGA results

APC - 12,122

PDP - 14,389

A - 63

Total Registered voters - 57,712

Accredited voters – 29,913

Total Valid votes - 29,032

Updated: 3 hours ago

Ife Central LGA results

APC - 17,880

PDP - 13,532

A - 202

Total Registered voters - 113,232

Accredited voters – 33,413

Total Valid votes - 32,544

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Ifedayo LGA results

APC - 5,016

PDP - 4,730

A -55

Total Registered voters - 19,598

Accredited voters – 10,300

Total Valid votes - 9,912

 

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