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Gboyega Oyetola, APC candidate declared the winner of Osun gubernatorial elections by INEC.
The chief returning officer for the election, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape, vice chancellor Federal University of Technology, Akure, has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola the winner of the Osun State governorship election after 1.am on Friday.
He said Oyetola scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the requirements of the constitution.
According to Prof. Fuwape, Oyetola scored 255,505 votes to beat Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party with just 482 votes.
The PDP candidate scored 255,023 votes.
The election held on 22 September went into a rerun amid protests by PDP against the rerun in some seven polling units, with a call on INEC to declare the PDP candidate, Senator Adeleke as the winner having polled the highest number of votes on the first ballot.
But in the rerun held on 27/9/2018, INEC said the PDP candidate led the APC candidate with 353 votes before the rerun.
The difference was wiped out in the rerun, with the Social Democratic Party candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who was the second runner-up in the first election, going into alliance with the APC.
The alliance was the game changer as Omisore gave the APC candidate, the votes needed in Ile-Ife to wipe out the PDP candidate’s lead.
The governor-elect was born in Iragbiji in Boripe LGA of Osun State on 29 September 1954.
He went to Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo for his secondary school education which he completed in 1972
He was a graduate of University of Lagos and had a B.Sc (Hons) INSURANCE, 1978 and MBA FINANCE, 1990.
He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and Nigeria and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
He started his Insurance Career with Leadway Assurance Company after his NYSC in Maiduguri in 1980 as an Assistant Manager and rose to the position of Area Manager, Control Office, Lagos.
He was at Crusader Insurance as Underwriting Manager, Corporate Alliance Insurance as Controller Technical before he left to set up Silvertrust Insurance Brokers in 1990. He was on the Board of many companies.
He was the Executive Vice Chairman of Paragon Group of Companies with interest in Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Stock Broking etc. until his appointment as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State of Osun. He is happily married with children.
Summary of results
Registered Voters: 1,678,985
Accredited voters: 775687
Valid Votes: 721,621
Rejected votes: 47874
Total votes cast`; 769495
Adeoti of ADP: 49,743 votes
Adeleke of PDP: 255023
Oyetola of APC: 255,505
Omisore of SDP: 128053