The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, has been declared the winner of the 2018 Osun State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission
Alhaji Isiaka Oyetola was returned as governor-elect at the end of a rerun election in seven polling units in Ife North, Ife South, Orolu and a segment of Oshogbo local government.
After the collation of the suplimentary election Gboyega Oyetola of the APC scored a total of 255,505 votes while the PDP candidate Adeleke scored a total of 255,023 votes
At the end of the first round of ballots last Saturday, Ademola Adeleke of PDP had led his APC rival Oyetola with 353 votes, however the table turned the other way after the supplementary votes on Thursday with the APC candidate overtaking and beating the PDP candidate with a total margin of 482 votes.
The APC candidate also led in the number of local governments won, winning a total of 16 local governments as against 11 won by the PDP. The SDP won two while the ADP won one.
INEC scheduled the rerun after declaring the Saturday election inconclusive, saying the margin of votes was less than the number of cancelled votes in seven polling units.
The INEC returning officer for the Osun governorship poll, Prof. Joseph Fuwape, declared Mr Oyetola winner of the election Friday morning. “That Gboyega Oyetola, having satisfied the requirement of the law and won the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” he said.
It was celebration galore last night at the government house Oshogbo.