The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Peoples Democratic Party Gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke has the winner of the just concluded Osun governorship election.
The Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced that Adeleke had more votes than the incumbent governor with a close margin of about 28,344.
He said, “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.”
The electoral umpire affirmed that the PDP won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state, while the APC won the remaining 13.
The PDP gained their ground 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.
While the APC, on the other hand, won in Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Irewole, Ife South, and Ife East LGAs.
Meanwhile, in the Situation Room of the PDP, there was wild jubilation as the PDP claimed it was winning the election even before the final results were announced.