Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has been declared the winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Chairman of the governorship primary committee and Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, who announced the result, said Oyetola won the election, having garnered 222,169 votes.
Oyetola’s closest opponent, Moshood Adeoti, scored 12,921 votes, while Lasun Yusuf got 460 votes.
He said a total of 408,697 voters registered in the party’s primary election, while 247 207 voters were accredited to vote. The total vote cast and valid votes were 235,550.
Abdulrazaq said Oyetola won in all the 30 local government areas in the state.
In his remarks, Osun APC chairman, Gboyega Famoodun, commended the diligence of the committee, security agencies and others that worked for the success of the exercise.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the Osun governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress as a “sham of an election”.
In a statement issued by Sola Fasure, his media aide, the former governor asked his supporters not to be downcast or resort to violence over the outcome of the exercise.
“You have demonstrated your loyalty to the party and democratic ideals. You have comported yourselves as Omoluabi in the true essence.
“We have received and continue to receive the reports of the shenanigans of the officials who conducted the sham of an election. We have been inundated with messages state-wide of how your names were erased from the party’s voters register, which was not made available until this morning, contrary to the convention of making the list available to the candidates before the election.
“We have heard of how party registration cards were being hawked this morning to the supporters of the state governor,” Aregbesola said.