BREAKING: Dotun Babayemi wins governorship primary of Osun PDP faction

BREAKING: Dotun Babayemi wins governorship primary of Osun PDP faction

  • A winner has emerged from one of the PDP's parallel governorship primaries held in Osogbo, Osun state on Tuesday, March 8
  • Dotun Babayemi was declared the winner of the primary which was backed by the former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola
  • Speaking after he was declared winner, Babayemi said the primary was conducted in line with the law and expressed confidence of winning the state's governoship seat

Osogbo, Osun state - Dotun Babayemi has emerged the winner of the parallel governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held in Osun state on Tuesday, March 8.

The Olagunsoye Oyinlola-backed faction held its primary on Tuesday at the WIDCOF event centre in Osogbo.

Osun 2022: Dotun Babayemi wins governorship primary of PDP faction
Dotun Babayemi has emerged a factional governorship candidate of the PDP in Osun state. Photo credit: @dotun_babayemi
Source: Twitter

According to TheCable, Adelani Ajanaku, the returning officer of the exercise, announced the results.

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He said although the party already agreed to field Babayemi as a consensus candidate, some of the delegates still voted for other aspirants who had earlier stepped down.

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According to him, the number of accredited voters was 1,907; void votes were 27, and total valid votes were 1,880.

Osun PDP primary: Full results

  1. Babayemi - 1,781 votes
  2. Sanya Omirin - 16 votes
  3. Akin Ogunbiyi - 23 votes
  4. Fatai Akinbade - 28 votes
  5. Dele Adeleke - 32 votes

Osun 2022: PDP's Babayemi speaks after winning factional primary

Giving his acceptance speech, Babayemi expressed confidence that he is set to win the governorship election and “take Osun back to a better shape."

According to him, that last time Osun witnessed good governance was when Oyinlola was in charge.

He said:

“I hereby accept this nomination to run on the platform of the PDP as the governorship candidate.

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“What happened here today was done in line with the law. We at PDP are law abiding. I call on all of you to come together and support this movement.”

Winner emerges in NWC-backed Osun PDP governorship primary

Meanwhile, Senator Ademola Adeleke has also been declared the governorship candidate of the PDP in Osun after winning the primary election backed by the National Working Committee (NWC).

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the returning officer and deputy governor of Bayelsa, said 1916 delegates took part in the exercise.

He said Adeleke polled 1887 votes to defeat his rival, Dotun Babayemi, who had no vote.

Prominent aspirant withdraws from PDP governorship primary in Osun

Earlier, reported that Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, an aspirant seeking the governorship ticket of the PDP in Osun state withdrew from the exercise.

Ogunbiyi announced his withdrawal from the primary on Monday, March 7, at his Idera De Campaign Office in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

The aspirant said he withdrew from the contest because of the alleged bias of the PDP national chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu.


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