Aregbesola’s Candidate, Hussain Floored In Osun, As Adeleke Triumphs


Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party has been officially declared winner of the Osun West Senatorial bye election after flooring the All Progressives Congress candidate, Mudashiru Hussain.

Hussain was the anointed candidate of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola in the bye election.

The chief returning officer Professor Olaide Lawal of Oye Ekiti University said Adeleke PDP polled 97,480 votes, while Mudashiru Hussain of the All Progressives Congress polled 66,116 votes.

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The official result showed the PDP candidate winning by large margin in the two local councils in his Ede home town, while only losing in Ejigbo LG, the base of his opponent, Hussain.

Adeleke also won in the remaining seven local councils including Isokan, Ayedaade and Egbemode.

Here are the results of seven out of 10 local councils where voting was held on Saturday in the election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission:

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AIYEDIRE. 5360. 5789
EDE NORTH. 2784. 18,559
EDE SOUTH. 2096. 13,476
EJIGBO. 12,229. 9,723
IREWOLE. 8952. 9,096
IWO. 12,205. 12,547
OLA-OLUWA 5,316. 5618

The seat became vacant following the death on 23 April of Adeleke’s brother, Isiaka, a member of the APC.

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