Iragbiji, Osun state - It is a mourning period for the people of Iragbiji in Osun as their son, Gboyega Oyetola, lost his second term bid as the governor of the southwestern state.
In the early hours of Sunday, July 17, photos taken by Legit.ng's correspondent show the town in a sleepy mode as roads were deserted.
Though Iragbiji people and others in the Boripe local government area gave Oyetola 21,205 votes, it was not enough to make him the Osun governor for the second term.
Governor Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the seat to Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Toyin Ogundipe, INEC's returning officer for the state, announced the result of the election on Sunday morning.
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“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.
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.
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.
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 the 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.
Adeleke makes first statement after defeating Oyetola in Osun governorship election
Meanwhile, Senator Adeleke has 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.
"I have brought light to Osun State," he tweeted.