- Governor Abiola Ajimobi has won the APC ticket for Oyo South senatorial district
- Ajimobi defeated his opponent, Fola Akinosun, with 2,659 votes to 168
- The election result was announced by Ademola Seriki on Wednesday, October 3
Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Wednesday, October 3, emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Oyo South senatorial district after the party conducted its primary election in Ibadan, the state capital.
Channels TV reports that Ajimobi defeated his close rival, Fola Akinosun with 2,659 to 168 votes in the election which was conducted on Tuesday, October 2.
The leader of the electoral panel, Ademola Seriki announced the result on Wednesday.
Ajimobi, after winning the ticket said: “I look forward to going back to the Red Chamber to contribute my quota to the national debate and the progress of the nation. I wish to bring to fore my parliamentary experience to grow a Nigeria that the next generation will be proud of.
“The process has just started today with my emergence as the candidate of our great party. The people of Oyo South Senatorial district should expect greater performance from me at the Senate, which will even surpass my unprecedented achievements as governor.
“As you have all witnessed, the election was free, fair and transparent. You can see that it was transparent and I am happy about it."
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Legit.ng earlier reported that following his disqualification from the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary process, minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu, fired at Governor Ajimobi of Oyo state, alleging that the governor was behind his ordeal.
Shittu, who was disqualified upon claims that he failed to participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), made this remark why answering questions on Channels TV's Sunday Politics.
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