- Senator Ademola Adeleke has won the PDP's governorship ticket for the Osun 2022 election, although controversial circumstances
- Adeleke was declared the winner of the primary election which has the backing of the PDP's National Working Committee (NWC)
- However, another candidate has also emerged from the parallel primary conducted by a faction of the PDP backed by former Osun governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola
Osogbo, Osun state - Senator Ademola Adeleke has emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun after winning the primary election backed by the National Working Committee (NWC).
According to him, Senator Adeleke polled 1887 votes to defeat his rivals.
Dotun Babayemi, Akinbade Fatai and Akin Ogunbiyi each had no vote while Bamidele Adeleke polled one vote and Sanya Omirin had four.
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Babayemi wins parallel primary election backed by Oyinlola
Meanwhile, Babayemi had earlier won the parallel primary election backed by Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the former governor of Osun state.
The Oyinlola-backed faction held its primary on Tuesday at the WIDCOF event centre in Osogbo.
Adelani Ajanaku, the returning officer of the exercise, announced the results. 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.
Prominent aspirant withdraws from PDP governorship primary in Osun
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.
Osun 2022: I am too tough to lose PDP's governorship ticket, Adeleke boasts
Legit.ng also previously reported that Senator Adeleke expressed optimism that the Osun PDP governorship primary would be a walkover.
The frontline aspirant was already thinking beyond the primaries and on how to lead the party to victory at the gubernatorial election scheduled for July 16.
Adeleke who is one of the six candidates vying for his party’s ticket said his focus was on the real battle between himself and Governor Gboyega Oyetola.