NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was a landslide victory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the early results of the Osun state governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
As at the time of filing this report, Senator Adeleke was leading in seven local governments out of the 10 local governments area results announced so far.
The seven local government Senator Adeleke was leading are; Atakunmosa West, Ifedayo, Orolu, Ede South, Ilesa west, Oriade and Obokun, while the APC candidate, Chief Gboyega Oyetola was leading only in Boripe, Ilesa East and Boluwaduro.
Official Result of INEC :
Boluwaduro; APC- 3843, ADC- 69, ADP- 858, PDP- 3779, SDP- 1766.
In Atakunmosa West, APC was leading with 5019, ADC- 106, ADP- 718, PDP- 5401, SDP-1570.
In Ifedayo Local government area, APC- 3182, ADC- 52, ADP- 176, PDP- 3374, SDP- 1377.
Orolu Local Government Area, APC- 5442,ADC- 79, ADP- 388, PDP- 7776, SDP- 2043.
OBOKUN LGA: Adp-663, Adc-106, Apc-7229, PDP -10859, SDP -1907.
Ilesa East: APC 9,790, PDP 8,244, SDP 3,620.
In Ede South, the strong hold of Senator Adeleke, PDP polled 16,697, while APC polled 4,502, SDP 855.
In Boripe, PDP scored 6,892, while APC polled 11,655.
ILESA WEST LGA: ADC 127, ADP 2,363, APC 7,251, PDP 8,286, SDP 2,408
ORIADE LGA: ADC 109, ADP 1,224, APC 9,778, PDP 10,109, SDP 2,265.
Meanwhile, unofficial results from the Osun Decides situation room indicates that ,the dancing Senator may be declared winner of the governorship election in Osun.
Our source’s visit to neighbouring Osogbo towns shows mild jubilation among residents in some areas.
Governor Aregbesola fails to Deliver his home base Ijeshaland to APC
In a related development, Governor Rauf Aregbesola failed to deliver his home base of Ijeshaland to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party swept almost all the local councils.
NAN reports that the PDP won Obokun LGA by a large margin 10,859 votes to 7,229 garnered by the APC. But APC won the Ilesa East with 9790 votes. PDP got 8244 votes.
APC also lost Ilesha West LGA to PDP, getting 7251 votes to PDP’s 8286 votes.
However, the APC won Atakumosa East by polling 7073 votes to PDP’s 5218 votes. PDP snatched Atakumosa West, polling 5401 votes to APC’s 5019 votes.
NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the Saturday governorship election, as much as it is pivotal to the 2019 election, was also a referendum of sort on the almost eight year reign of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
That his party was hammered by the opposition in his home base indicated that he has some political mending to do ahead of the 2019 election.
“This election ought to have been a walk over, except that we were dealt with in Ijeshaland”, noted one of the APC strategists in Osogbo, on Saturday morning.
Just like Aregbesola, Chief Bisi Akande also narrowly won his Ila Local government by very fewer than 200 votes. While APC got 8401 votes, the PDP made it a cheek and jowl affair, polling 8241 votes.
However, keep refreshing this page for latest official results from INEC as more updates will come shortly.