Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke has been declared the winner of the Osun governorship election, defeating incumbent Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Adeleke as the winner of the election which was held across Osun State on Saturday morning.
Adeleke garnered a total of 403,371 to defeat Oyetola who got 375,027 votes in a keenly contested race, according to the Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who announced the result.
The opposition party, PDP won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state, while the APC won the remaining 13.
The PDP won in Ede North, Ede South, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Egbedore, Odo Otin, Osogbo, Ila, Atakumosa West, Olorunda, Ilesa West, Obokun, Oriade, Orolu, Ife North, Irepodun, and Ejigbo LGAs.
While, APC won in Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Ife South, Ife Central, and Ife East LGAs.