BREAKING: DAPO ABIODUN RE-ELECTED AS GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE
Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun state Governorship candidate has been re-elected for the governor of the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission made the declaration through the returning officer of the governorship election in the state, Prof. Kayode Adebowale on Sunday, at the state’s collation centre in Abeokuta.
The incumbent Ogun State governor and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun, leads the other candidates of other political parties in the results of the Governorship and State Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral
The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Biyi Otegbeye, and Oladidupo of the People’s Democratic Party trailed behind Messrs Abiodun who was declared winner by the electoral commission.
Abiodun defeated the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the state, Oladipupo Adebutu, who polled 262,383 votes and 12 other candidates.
Abiodun defeated Adebutu with 13,915 votes.
Adebowale said a total of 2,688,305 was the total registered voters while accredited voters were 666,406
On the valid votes, Adebowale said a total of 645,133 votes were valid while 18,835 votes were rejected. He said a total of 663968 votes were cast.
The APC won in Odeda, Egbado-North, Egbado-South, Ewekoro, Ijebu-North, Ijebu-Ode, Ipokia , Abeokuta-North. Ado-Odo/Ota, Ifo, Obafemi-Owode and Imeko-Afon local government areas of the state.
The PDP won in Abeokuta-South, Ogun Waterside, Ijebu-North/East, Ikenne, Ijebu-East, Remo-North, Odogbolu and Sagamu.
Other results are: Accord Party polled 724 votes; Action Alliance 382; African Action Congress 2613; Action Democratic Congress 94,753; Action Democratic Party 2770; Allied People Movement 2066; Action Peoples Party 207; New Nigeria Peoples Party 1394; National Rescue Movement 779; Peoples Redemption Party 248 and Social Democratic Party 515.
Meanwhile, before Abiodun was announced as the winner of the poll, PDP collation agent, Sunkanmi Oyejide, cautioned the electoral umpire against declaring the winner of the election.
Oyejide said the INEC should consider a clause in the Electoral Act (amended) that orders the commission to declare a rerun in the case of total rejected votes outnumbered the lead margin.
This was raised shortly after the Sagamu collation officer, Prof. Oluwagboyega Afolabi, presented the scores of the political parties in the council.
Afolabi had said that 15 polling units were cancelled as a result of violence during the governorship election on Saturday.