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OSUN GUBER: INEC declares APC Oyetola winner of Osun gov election

OSUN GUBER: INEC declares APC Oyetola winner of Osun gov election

  • PDP rejects results
  • Adeleke vows to reclaim stolen mandate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, as the Governor-elect of Osun State. The Osun State governorship rerun election was held in seven polling units across four council areas on Thursday with Gboyega Oyetola of the APC, beating Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Oyetola, polled a total number of 255,505 votes, while Adeleke garnered 255,023 votes.

The result was however with meet with protests by Adeleke, the PDP, and the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), among others. Adeleke had won the main election on Saturday with a margin of 353 votes after polling 254,698 against Oyetola’s 254,345. On Thursday, both candidates relied on 2,637 votes in the seven units where the Independent National Electoral Commission had declared rerun to win the final contest.

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