Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won the governorship election of Osun State.
Adeleke beat Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, with 402,979 votes to 375,077 votes.
Official reports by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, showed that Adeleke won in 17 local government areas including Olorunda, Ede South, Orolu, Osogbo, Odo Otin, Ifelodun, Atakumosa, and Ila, the hometown of the pioneer National Chairman of the ruling APC, Bisi Akande.
Meanwhile, Governor Oyetola won in 13 local government areas including Iwo, Ayedaade, Ife South and Ife East.
The 2022 Osun governorship election took place in all the 30 local government areas of the state with 3,763 polling units and 332 registration areas.
The other 15 political parties’ candidates in the election include: Mr Oyegoke Omigbodun, Social Democratic Party (SDP); Dr Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord); Mr Yusuf Lasun (Labour Party); Munirudeen Atanda (Action Democratic Party).
Accord Party came third with 4,508 votes, followed by Labour Party with 2,729 votes, African Action Congress with 2,141 votes and Social Democratic Party with 515 votes.
Below infographic shows the full local government areas won by the PDP’s Adeleke and the incumbent governor, Oyetola.