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Breaking: Late Isiaka Adeleke’s Brother Defeats Aregbesola’s Candidate

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Ademola Adeleke the election winner

Ademola Adeleke, representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just-concluded Osun West Senatorial District election, has been declared winner after leading in nine out of the 10 local governments in the district.

Ademola who enjoyed the people’s sentiments for his late brother Isiaka Adeleke, defeated his APC opponent, Mudashiru Hussein, polling a total of 97, 280 votes.

Mr. Hussein came a distant second with a total of 66, 115 votes.

The APC candidate Husein only won Ejigbo local government which is his local government of its candidate. There, Mr. Hussein scored 12, 229 votes, against the PDP which polled 9, 723 votes.

The APC’s suffered defeat despite support from the state governor Rauf Aregbesola and the national headquarters of the ruling party.

The result of the election,  announced by the Returning Officer, Olaide Lawal, a professor at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, showed that the PDP candidate had 31, 165 votes more than his APC challenger.

The election was adjudged peaceful, fair and transparent by both observers and other participants.

Both Messrs. Adeleke and Hussein had commended the conduct of the election, saying it was peaceful and satisfactory.

Mr. Adeleke joined the PDP less than a month before the election, after he faulted the conduct of the primaries of the All Progressives Congress in which he was a contestant.

Below is how APC and PDP fared in the election.

LG PARTY NUMBER OF VOTES
Aiyedaade APC 7,179
PDP 9,091
Egbedore  APC 4,768
PDP 7,142
Ejigbo APC 12,226
PDP 9,723
Aiyediire APC 5,360
PDP 5,789
Olaoluwa APC 5,316
PDP 5,618
Iwo APC 12,205
PDP 12,547
Irewole APC 8,953
PDP 9,094
Ede North APC 2,784
PDP 18,559
Ede South APC 2,096
PDP 13,406
Isokan APC 5,227
PDP 6,539
Total APC 66,116
PDP 97,480

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