JUST IN: Thunderous Jubilation In The South-West, As PDP Announces Its Outstanding Osun State Election Governorship Candidate, Ready To Crush APC 

By Post-Nigeria: July 22, 2018 06:57

JUST IN: Thunderous Jubilation In The South-West, As PDP Announces Its Outstanding Osun State Election Governorship Candidate, Ready To Crush APC 

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, member, representing Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Ademola Adeleke, has won the PDP Governorship ticket for the September 22 Gubernatorial election in the State, with 1,569 votes.

He defeated the Chairman of Mutual Assurance, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, his closest rival, who initially scored 1,559 votes, at the first count.

Ogunbiyi’s votes increased to 1,562 after they were recounted.

A former Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, scored 52 votes, while a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Nathniel Oke, polled three votes. A total of 56 votes were rejected.

Adeleke will contest the Governorship election with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.

Some of the Aspirants announced their withdrawal from the Governorship primary before the exercise, which was held at GMT Hotel and Events Centre, started.

Some of the Aspirants, who announced their withdrawal from the PDP Governorship primary, were Professor Adeolu Durotoye, a former Minister of Youth Development, Olasunkanmi Akinlabi, and Felix Ogunwale.

Other Aspirants, who equally withdrew their participation, included: Chief Lere Oyewunmi, former Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, and Ayoade Adewopo.

Seriake Dickson, who is the Bayelsa State Governor, had earlier in his speech, said that the delegates would pick the most popular Aspirant as the flagbearer of the party in the Governorship poll, holding on September 22, stressing that the Panel would not tamper with the wish of the people.

He said: “This exercise will be free, fair, transparent, and credible. The delegates will pick the candidate of the party. We will not tamper with the wish of the people.”

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