The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday announced Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun West Senatorial by-election.
The election was held in 10 local government areas making up the district.
The winner, who is the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, had 97, 480 votes to defeat a former senator, Mudashiru Hussein of the APC, who had 66,116 votes.
Announcing the result in Iwo, the Osun West Senatorial headquarters, Baritor Kpagih, INEC Residential Electoral Commissioner for the bye-election, said Adeleke won nine out of the 10 local government areas where the election was held.
He consequently returned Adeleke as senator to complete the tenure of the late Adeleke who died on April 23.
A Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP has also congratulated Adeleke on his win. Adeleke contested on the platform of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party.
“The victory of our Party, the PDP, at the poll is a general reflection on the reawakening of Nigerians to the deceit of the All Progressive Congress (APC), led administration at all levels, hence, the overwhelming rejection of the APC by the electorates in Osun West.
The people have spoken with one voice and we know that Ademola Adeleke will deliver on his promises to the people.
The successful outcome of this election is an evidence of hard work, dedication and the unity of all members of the PDP in Osun state who buried temporary differences in the overall interest of the party and the good people of Osun state.
Even as we await the judgement of the Supreme Court we urge all our members to unite in the interest of Nigerians to rid the country of the horrible APC government.
Finally, we congratulate the people of Osun West for coming out enmass to vote for our candidate and for their peaceful conduct during the elections.
We also congratulate our members in Osun state for this important victory,” a statement by the faction said.
See the breakdown of the election result as follows:
Iwo Local Government: APC-12,205 PDP-12,547
Olaoluwa Local Government: APC 5,316 PDP 5,618
Ayedire Local Government: APC 5,360 PDP 5,789
Ejigbo Local Government: APC 12,229 PDP 9,723
Irewole Local Government: APC 8,952 PDP 9,096
Ede North Local Government: APC 2,784 PDP 18,559
Ede South Local Government: APC 2,096 PDP 13,406
Ayedaade Local Government: APC 7179 PDP 9,061
Egbedore Local Government: APC 4,768 PDP 7,142
Isokan Local Government: APC 5227 PDP 6,539
Adeleke would represent the senatorial district till 2019 when another election would be conducted.
Although 12 political parties contested in the bye- election, the two major contenders were the PDP and APC.
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