The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke as Osun Gov-elect.

On Saturday, he achieved a hard-fought victory over the state’s incumbent Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state’s governorship election.

Senator Adeleke, 62, riding on the back of a campaign aimed at developing the state and retrieving what he says is his stolen mandate, secured 403,371 votes, 28,344 more than his closest rival, the incumbent governor. Governor Oyetola polled 375,027 votes.

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe declared Adeleke the winner.

According to the result announced on Sunday, Adeleke won in 17 local government areas (LGAs) of the State.

Oyetola however won in 13 LGAs.

“I declare that Adeleke Ademola Jackson Nurudeen of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected,” Professor Ogundipe declared.

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