- Ademola Adeleke of the opposition PDP has been elected the next governor of Osun state, according to INEC's declaration
- Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the returning officer, announced the results of the Osun governorship election in the early hours of Sunday, July 17
- Adeleke secured 403, 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger and incumbent governor, Oyetola, who polled 375,027 votes
Osogbo, Osun state - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally declared Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the returning officer, read out the results of the Osun governorship election in the early hours of Sunday, July 17.
“I declare that Adeleke Jackson Nurudeen Ademola of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected,” Ogundipe said.
How Adeleke won Osun governorship election
Adeleke secured 403, 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Oyetola, who polled 375,027 votes. The PDP candidate won 17 LGAs while the incumbent governor secured victory in 13 LGAs.
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Kehinde Atanda of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) placed a distant third with 10,104 votes while Yusuf Lasun of the Labour Party (LP) had 2729 votes.
Top three candidates
Ademola Adeleke (PDP) - 403,371
Gboyega Oyetola (APC) - 375,027
Kehinde Atanda (ADP) - 10,104
Adeleke makes first statement after defeating Oyetola in Osun governorship election
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Adeleke reacted to his victory in the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.
Shortly after he was announced as the winner of the poll by INEC, Adeleke took to his verified Twitter page to send a message to his followers and other Nigerians on the social media platform.
Video shows moment Adekele prostrates for elder brother as he's declared winner of Osun gov election
"I have brought light to Osun State," he tweeted.
Oyetola speaks, reveals next plan after losing Osun governorship election to PDP's Adeleke
In another report, the governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged his supporters to be calm following the emergence of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.
Oyetola said he has taken cognisance of the results of the governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, noted the party would be responding appropriately after studying the results and consulting with critical stakeholders of the party.