Senator Ademola Adeleke, representing Osun West, has emerge the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in Osun state
Adeleke defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, by a slim margin of seven votes as he won won by a close margin, securing 1569 votes while Ogunbiyi had 1562.
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, the Chairman of the election panel said the expected delegates who voted were 3,448 while accredited delegates who participated in the election were 3,246. He said 56 votes were voided.
He described the primary as a family contest, urging the other three contestants to support Adeleke for the party to win the election as there was no loser in the election.
He added that any aspirant who is not satisfied with the result can appeal to the National Working Committee of the party.
“This exercise is a brotherly contest. A contest of brothers of the same family.
“This exercise is a beginning of a long journey and we must join hands together to win the election”.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, a former governor of Niger State supervised the counting of the votes.
Adeleke who won the Senatorial election on July 9, 2017 after the demise of his brother, Isiaka Adeleke, will face Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, who emerged as the state governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former PDP stalwart, who is now the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.