Adeleke wins Osun West polls

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SUN, JULY 9 2017-The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election.

Announcing the result in Iwo, the Osun West Senatorial District headquarters, Baritor Kpagih, the INEC Residential Electoral Commissioner for the bye-election, said Adeleke won in nine out of the 10 local government areas where the election was held.

Kpagih consequently returned Adeleke as senator to complete the tenure of the late Adeleke, who died on April 23.

The election was held in the 10 local government areas that make up the district.

The winner, who is the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, had 97,480 votes to defeat a former senator, Mudashiru Hussein, of the All Progressives Congress, who had 66,116 votes,

He gave the breakdown of the election results in the 10 local government areas as follows:

 

Iwo:

APC: 12,205

PDP: 12,547

 

Olaoluwa

APC: 5,316

PDP: 5,618

 

Ayedire

APC: 5,360

PDP: 5,789

 

Ejigbo

APC: 12,229

PDP: 9,723

 

Irewole

APC: 8,952

PDP: 9,096

 

Ede North

APC: 2,784

PDP: 18,559

 

Ede South

APC: 2,096

PDP: 13,406

 

Ayedaade

APC: 7179

PDP: 9,061

 

Egbedore

APC: 4,768

PDP: 7,142

 

Isokan

APC: 5,227

PDP: 6,539

Adeleke would represent the senatorial district till 2019 when another election would be conducted.

Although 12 political parties contested in the bye-election, the two major contenders were the PDP and the APC.

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