…as party describes success as peoples’ victory
By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared 22 out of 26 seats in the Osun State House of Assembly while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 3 seats.
However, election into Oriade State Constituency was declared inconclusive.
According to the result sheet made available to newsmen by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Osogbo, the 22 constituencies won by APC were Osogbo, Olorunda, Ejigbo, Ilesa East , Ife North, Ifedayo, Ayedaade , Ifelodun, Ola Oluwa, Atakumosa East and West, Ayedire and Boluwaduro/Boripe.
Others were Egbedore ,Ife Central, lfe East, Ife South, Ila, Ilesa West, Irepodun/ Orolu,Irewole / Isokan,Iwo and Odo-Otin.
The three state constituencies won by PDP were Ede North, Ede South and Obokun.
It would be recalled that Osun APC, in the last Presidential and National Assembly elections won two out of the there senatorial districts and six Federal House of Representatives seats.
Meanwhile, the APC has descibed the victory in Saturday’s House of Assembly election as a clear, emphatic statement of the people in the state.
The party in a congratulatory message to the electorate and the entire people of the state, signed by the party’s Director of Publicity, Barr Kunle Oyatomi, said the landslide victory of the party signifies that the people want good governance to continue in the state.
According to the party, “If the PDP had won the elections, they would have, as a matter of adversorial policy, dismantled all the progress made in the state by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“Fortunately, providence disallowed that to happen but instead answered the prayers and longings of Osun people to continue with the state’s pace-setting content and delivery of progressive governance.
“Therefore it must be said in acknowledgement that it is the people of Osun who have also made it happen with their total support at the polls.
“That is the reason Saturday’s victory actually belongs to the people themselves.
“We are consequently urging the people of the state to brace up for greater achievements, regardless of their party affiliation, and to unite in contributing their share of responsibility in making Osun one of the best states in Nigeria”, the APC concluded.