July 22, 2018

OSUN 2018: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff, Tinubu’s Cousin emerges APC candidate

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the September 22 governorship election in the state. Mr. Oyetola, who had been tagged the “anointed candidate” of Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, polled 127,017 votes to defeat his closest rival, Lasun Yusuff. Mr Yusuff, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, scored 21,975 votes. The chairman of the electoral panel, Governor AbdulAzeez Yari of Zamfara, who was represented by a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, while announcing the result, urged other aspirants to support the winner to make sure the main election [Read]