Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared the winner of the Osun governorship election.
Toyin Ogundipe, 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, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), 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.
To emerge the winner of the keenly contested governorship election, the PDP candidate triumphed in some key LGAs in the state.
In Ede South, Adeleke who is popularly known as ‘dancing senator’ picked up 19,438 votes while Oyetola had 5704.
Adeleke polled 30,401 votes in Osogbo — well ahead of the APC flag bearer who secured 22,952 votes.
The PDP candidate also won Ede North, Odo Otin, Ifelodun, and Irepodun LGAs, among others.
Meanwhile, Iwo, Ayedade, Boripe, and Isokan were among the 13 LGAs won by the incumbent governor.