The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, appears to be coasting home to victory in Saturday’s Osun State governorship election.
As at press time, the results announced officially by the Independent National Electoral Commission showed that Adeleke had won in 17 local government areas out of the 30 LGAs in the state.
His major opponent and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, won in 13 LGAs.
The results of the election, being declared by the Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, showed that Adeleke made inroads into the strongholds of the APC.
These included areas such as Ila Orangun LGA, where a former Governor of the State and the first National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, hails from; Ilesa West; Obokun; and Atakunmosa LGAs, natural strongholds of the APC.
The announcement of the result by the INEC was preceded by the introduction of Prof. Ogundipe by the Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Abdulganiy Raji, at about midnight.
From the results announced as at press time, Adeleke had won in Boluwaduro, Ife North, Olorunda, Orolu, Obokun, Odo Otin, Ilesa West, Ifelodun and Atakunmosa West LGAs.
Other LGAs won by the PDP candidate were Ila, Osogbo, Irepodun, Oriade, Ejigbo, Ede South, Ede North and Egbedore.
For Oyetola, he won in Ilesa East, Ife Central, Ifedayo, Boripe, Ayedire, Ayedaade, Ola-Oluwa, Irewole, Isokan, Iwo, Atakunmosa East, Ife South and Ife East LGAs.
According to the tally of the figures, Adeleke scored a total of 403,317 votes, while Oyetola polled 375,027 votes
The outcome of the election is expected to be pronounced by Ogundipe after the computation of the entire results.
The results as announced by the INEC:
Total Registered voters: 24,329
Accredited voters: 12,007
Total Valid vote: 11,795.
Ilesa East LGA
Total Registered voters: 73,440
Accredited voters: 26,179
Total Valid votes: 25,352.
Ife Central LGA
Total Registered voters: 113,232
Accredited voters: 33,413
Total Valid votes: 32,544.
Total Registered voters: 19,598
Accredited voters: 10,300
Total Valid votes: 9,912.
Ife North LGA
Total Registered voters: 58,672
Accredited voters: 21,774
Total Valid votes: 21,050.
Total Registered voters: 104,700
Accredited voters: 42,009
Total Valid votes: 41,187.
Total Registered voters: 39,653
Accredited voters: 21,182
Total Valid votes: 20,765.
Total Registered voters: 53,267
Accredited voters: 24,447
Total Valid votes: 23,813.
Total Valid votes: 29,510.
Odo Otin LGA
Total Registered voters: 66,866
Accredited voters: 28,864
Total Valid votes: 28,185.
Total Registered voters: 37,092
Accredited voters: 17,284
Total Valid votes: 17,014.
Ilesa West LGA
Total Registered voters: 71,001
Accredited voters: 26,364
Total Valid votes: 25,403.
Total Registered voters: 80,021
Accredited voters: 34,860.
Atakunmosa West LGA
Total Registered voters: 36,470
Accredited voters: 15,171
Total Valid votes: 14,794.
Total Registered voters: 46,623
Accredited voters: 24,947
Total Valid votes: 24,572.
Total Registered voters: 142,459
Accredited voters: 56,020
Total Valid votes: 55,942.
Total Registered voters: 57,712
Accredited voters: 29,913
Total Valid votes: 29,032.
Total Registered voters: 69,651
Accredited voters: 31,798
Total Valid votes: 30,941
Total Registered voters: 67,651
Accredited voters: 29,696.
Total Registered voters: 37,149
Accredited voters: 17,214
Total Valid votes: 16,737.
Total Registered voters: 73,750
Accredited voters: 34,387
Total Valid votes: 33,329.
Total Registered voters: 74,268
Accredited voters: 34,480
Total Valid votes: 33,315.
Total Registered voters: 53,288
Accredited voters: 23,051
Total Valid votes: 22,987.
Ede South LGA
Total Registered voters: 54,872
Accredited voters: 26,306
Total Valid votes: 25,691.
Total Registered voters: 90,051
Accredited voters: 36,591
Total Valid votes: 35,634.
Atakunmosa East LGA
Total Registered voters: 41,027
Accredited voters: 15,497
Total Valid votes: 14,875.
Total Registered voters: 53,150
Accredited voters: 24,283
Total Valid votes: 23,072.
Ife South LGA
Total Registered voters: 56,706
Accredited voters: 22,927
Total Valid votes: 22,326.
Ife East LGA
Total Registered voters: 114,403
Accredited voters: 41,006
Total Valid votes: 39,125.