UPDATE: ADELEKE WINS OYETOLA IN POLLING UNIT
Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate for governor, won his polling place in the state’s ongoing governorship election.
He received 218 votes to defeat Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who was his major opponent.
Oyetola received 23 votes, compared to Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi’s one vote for the Accord party.
Additionally, the APC prevailed in the voting booths of Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of the Interior, and Osun State Governors Gboyega Oyetola and Benedict Alabi.
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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