By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won two senatorial districts and six House of Representatives seats in the election conducted last Saturday in Osun State.
In the results announced by the Returning Officer for Osun Central Senatorial district, Titilayo Adelaje, a Professor at Obafemi Awolowo University said the APC candidate, Ajibola Basiru had 132,821 votes against his arch rival, Ganiyu Olaoluwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 106,779 votes.
The returning officer for the Osun West Senatorial district also declared the candidate of APC, Adelere Oriolowo winner of the election. Oriolowo polled 102, 507 votes, and Lere Oyewumi of PDP polled 97,294 votes.
Francis Fadahunsi of PDP was declared winner for Osun East senatorial district. Prof. Adegbehingbe Olayinka Oladiran of
Department of orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, obafemi awolowo University ile-Ife who announced the result said that Fadahunsi polled 115,893 votes to beat his arc rival , Ajibola Famurewa of APC who polled 105,720 votes.
In the same vein, the returning officer, for Iwo/Ayedire Olaoluwa Federal constituency, Prof Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife declared Amobi Yunusa Akintola of APC winner having polled the highest votes.
Amobi according to Prof Adedoyin polled 29,229 votes against the PDP candidate, Mr Mudasir Lukman who came second with a total vote of 21,608.
Also, Olufemi Fakeye, the APC candidate for Ila/Ifedayo/Boluwaduro federal constituency was declared winner by the INEC returning officer, Prof Paul Ogunjiyagbe having scored highest votes of 20,371 to defeat his opponent, Hon Clement Akanni of PDP who polled 17,247 votes.
Similarly, Taiwo Oluga, (APC) Candidate for Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan federal constituency was declared winner of the election.
The Returning officer, Prof Bamidele Solomon who declared Oluga winner said she polled 36,876 votes while her opponent who contested on the platform of PDP had 31,956 votes.
The INEC also declared Olubukola Oyewo of APC, winner of Irepodun/Olorunda/Orolu/Osogbo federal constituency. Oyewo, defeated Morufu Adewale Adebayo of PDP.
Announcing the returning officer, Prof. Olukayode Asaye, Oyewo polled 66,933 votes while his closest contestant, Adebayo had 59,551 votes.
For Ilesa South Federal Constituency, Lawrence Ayeni, candidate of APC emerged winner.
The returning officer, Prof. Fasansi declared that Ayeni got 41, 867 to defeat his opponent, Adedapo Adelowokan who got 30,760.
Also the APC candidate for Ifelodun/Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal constituency, Rasheed Afolabi was declared winner with 41,117 votes while his close rival, Soji Adetunji of PDP got 32,389 votes.
In Oriade/Obokun Federal constituency, Hon. Busayo Oluwole-Oke of PDP was declared winner for the constituency.
The returning officer for the constituency, Prof. Rasaki Adebayo of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, who declared the results said Oke got 25,329 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Siji Olamiju who got 19,725 votes.
With his victory in this election, Oluwole-Oke returned to the lower chamber of the National Assembly for the fourth term.
Bamidele Salam PDP also emerged winner of the Ede Federal Constituency according to the returning Officer of the constituency, Prof Adeniyi Adewusi.
Salam polled 46,994 votes to defeat Adejare Bello of APC who got 44,866 votes.
The PDP candidate for Ife Central/Ife North/Ife South and Ife East, Ajilesoro Abimbola defeated his major rival of APC, Oladoyin Folorunsho.
The returning officer, Prof. Suraju Ajadi, who announced the results said Ajlesoro polled 52,801 votes, while Folorunsho got 46,373.