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Aregbesola wins Osun Guber election

10 August 2014, 09:27

Osogbo -  The All Progressive Congress candidate and the incumbent governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has been formally declared as the winner of the governorship election in Osun.

Aregbesola polled 394 684 votes to beat his closest rival and People Democratic  Party’s candidate, Iyiola Omisore who scored 292 747 votes.

Also read: APC drums up support for Osun election candidate

Aregbesola won in 24 local government areas of the 30 local government areas in the state while Omisore won in the remaining six local governments.

Professor Bamitale Omole, Vice chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University who served as the  Returning officer for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governor as the winner  having scored 25% of the votes in all the local governments.

The Labour Party’s candidate, Fatai Akinbade, occupied a distant third position with just over 8 000 votes. He won no local government area.

- News24

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