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Osun West: Adeleke disgraces APC to win brother’s seat on PDP ticket

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.

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