- The newly elected governor of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, showed gratitude to his elder brother in a dramatic way
- Adeleke prostrated for his elder brother, Adedeji Adeleke, as he was announced the winner by INEC in the early hours of Sunday
- The former senator and PDP chieftain defeated the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola
Ede, Osun state – The governor-elect of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, prostrated for his elder brother, Adedeji Adeleke, the moment he was announced the winner of the governorship election.
The family and their friends, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, Bukola Saraki and others had gathered to watch the announcement of the results on Sunday, July 17.
While singer Davido broke down in tears, his uncle and winner prostrated for the older Adeleke in gratitude.
Nigeria’s main opposition party has won the governorship election in southwest Osun state, the electoral commission said on Sunday, in a major upset to President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress.
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Governor Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the seat to Senator Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Toyin Ogundipe, INEC’s returning officer for the state, announced the result of the election on Sunday morning.
“I declare that Adeleke Jackson Nurudeen Ademola of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected,” Ogundipe said.
Adeleke secured 403, 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Oyetola, who polled 375,027 votes. The PDP candidate won 17 LGAs while the incumbent governor secured victory in 13 LGAs. Kehinde Atanda of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) placed a distant third with 10,104 votes while Yusuf Lasun of the Labour Party (LP) had 2729 votes.
Adeleke makes first statement after defeating Oyetola in Osun governorship election
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Adeleke reacted to his victory in the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.
Shortly after he was announced as the winner of the poll by INEC, Adeleke took to his verified Twitter page to send a message to his followers and other Nigerians on the social media platform.
“I have brought light to Osun State,” he tweeted.
Road deserted in Oyetola’s hometown as INEC declares Adeleke winner
In another report, it is a mourning period for the people of Iragbiji in Osun as their son, Gboyega Oyetola, lost his second term bid as the governor of the southwestern state.
In the early hours of Sunday, July 17, photos taken by Legit.ng‘s correspondent show the town in a sleepy mode as roads were deserted.
Though Iragbiji people and others in the Boripe local government area gave Oyetola 21,205 votes, it was not enough to make him the Osun governor for the second term.