The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ajibola Basiru, has been declared winner of Osun Central Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Nation reports that Bashiru was declared winner by the Returning Officer for the senatorial district, Professor Titilayo Adelaje from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
He scored 132,821 votes to beat his major opponent, Alhaji Ganiyu Ola-Oluwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 106,779 votes.
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Legit.ng gathered that Basiru was former commissioner for special duties and regional integration in the first term of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola and later the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the second tenure of the same government.
The breakdown of the results of the election for Osun Central Senatorial district is as follows:
APC – 5,428
PDP – 4,702
APC – 4,524
PDP – 3,767
APC – 15,637
PDP – 13,004
APC – 11,197
PDP – 8,766
APC – 10,474
PDP – 12,272
APC – 8,883
PDP – 7,725
APC – 20,037
PDP – 15,393
Odo Otin LG
APC – 12,559
PDP – 11,614
APC – 13, 439
PDP – 8, 183
APC – 30,643
PDP – 28,466.
Total Votes for APC – 132,821
Total Votes for PDP – 106,779
Also, INEC declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ajilesoro Abimbola, winner of the Ife Central/Ife North/Ife South and Ife East.
Declaring him the winner on Sunday evening, the returning officer, Professor Suraju Ajadi, said Ajilesoro won with 52,801 votes, and beat his major rival, Oladoyin Folorunsho of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 46,373 votes.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Professor Toyin Ogundipe, the state collation officer announced at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo at about 12.25am on Monday that Buhari scored 347,634 votes.
Ogundipe, who is the vice chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG) said Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 337, 377 votes.
He said the total number of registered voters was 1, 674, 729, while the total number of accredited voters was 732, 984.
Ogundipe added that the valid votes was 714,682, while rejected votes was 17,200. He said the number of votes cast was 731,882.
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Source: Legit Nigeria