Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been officially declared winner of the Osun West Senatorial bye election. He will as a result take the place of his elder rother, Isiaka, in the Re chambers.
The chief returning officer Professor Olaide Lawal of Oye Ekiti University said Adeleke PDP polled 97,480 votes, while Mudashiru Hussain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 66,116 votes.
The official result showed the PDP candidate winning by large margin in the two local councils in his Ede home town, while only losing in Ejigbo LG, the base of his opponent, Hussain.
Adeleke also won in the remaining seven local councils including Isokan, Ayedaade and Egbemode.
Here are the results of seven out of 10 local councils where voting was held on Saturday in the election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission:
LGA APC PDP
AIYEDIRE 5360 5,789
EDE NORTH 2,784 18,559
EDE SOUTH 2,096 13,476
EJIGBO 12,229 9,723
IREWOLE 8,952 9,096
IWO. 12,205 12,547
OLA-OLUWA 5,316 5,618
The seat became vacant following the death on 23rd April of Adeleke’s brother, Isiaka, a member of the APC. It would be recalled that Senator Isiaka Adeleke died in very controversial circumstances.