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Aregbesola boycotts Osun governorship election, aides ‘work’ for opposition, candidates, residents hail INEC


The governorship election held in Osun state, Saturday, has been counseled broadly, significantly by the governorship candidates.

Residents additionally counseled the early arrival of safety and officers of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

The state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, who’s the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), after casting his vote at ward 01, unit 02, Iragbiji in Boripe native authorities, expressed confidence that he could be reelected for the second time period.

“I’m assured that I can be reelected by the grace of Almighty God,” Oyetola said.”

In the meantime, Oyetola gained his polling items. He bought 545 out of a complete legitimate vote of 622 casts at Unit 2, Ward 1, LA Main College Popo, Iragbiji, and Boripe native authorities space. The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) bought 69 votes whereas ADP polled 05 within the unit.

The governorship candidate of PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who voted at Ward 2, unit 9, in Abogunde Saga Ede South, assured his supporter of victory and urged them to settle down for the election to be counted.

Adeleke advised his supporters who ran after his convoy after voting to return to the polling centre, stating that INEC might cancel his votes as marketing campaign actions have stopped.

Nonetheless, Adeleke gained in his polling unit. He scored a complete of 218 votes to defeat the candidate of the APC who polled a complete of 23 votes within the unit at Ward 02, polling unit 009, Sagba/Abogunde, within the Ede North native authorities space

The governorship candidate of the Accord Social gathering (AP), Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, additionally counseled the method and progress of the election.

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He spoke to journalists after casting his vote at Ward 05, unit 03, Methodist Main College, Ile-Ogbo, in Ayedire native authorities.

He stated, “the method has been peaceable and progress is being made. I nonetheless need the method stepped as much as accommodate all eligible voters throughout the time. The turnout has been huge and spectacular. The report throughout the state reveals that it has been peaceable.”

The candidate of Accord Social gathering (AP), Akin Ogunbiyi gained his unit 003, Ward 005, Methodist Main college, Ile-Ogbo in Ayedire native authorities space.

Ogunbiyi bought 125 in opposition to 89 votes recorded by the candidate of the APC whereas PDP scored 63 within the unit.

The Nationwide Secretary of the APC, Senator Iyiola Omisore, gained his polling unit with a slight margin.

APC polled 192 at St Gabriel College, Ile-Ife, Ife East, unit 3 the place he voted and PDP bought 168.

Additionally, in St Gabriel unit 4, APC bought 186 whereas PDP scored 162.

The previous Deputy Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Lausn Yusuf, gained his polling unit for Labour Social gathering (LP). He bought 177 votes to beat different contestants in Polling Unit 4, Ward 05, Irepodun native authorities space. The APC scored 119 votes whereas the PDP bought 98 votes.

The previous governor of Osun State and Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, boycotted the election.

When our correspondent visited his voting centre at ward 08, unit 01, Ifofin, Ilesa, Ilesa East Native Authorities, voters have been nonetheless anticipating Aregbesola.

One of many voters within the space who pleaded anonymity stated he often involves the city two days earlier than the election.

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His title and that of his household appeared on the voter registration record pasted on the polling unit.

However, some ladies have been frying bean cake (Akara) in from of his home and so they declined to reply the query on the whereabouts of the Minister.

In the meantime, considered one of his aides and brother, who was at a polling unit near the Minister’s home, allegedly labored for the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).

Nonetheless, APC gained within the polling unit the place Aregbesola often votes. APC gained with 164 to defeat PDP who scored 134.