Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party has been officially declared winner of the Osun West Senatorial bye election.
The chief returning officer Professor Olaide Lawal of Oye Ekiti University said Adeleke PDP polled 97,480 votes, while Mudashiru Hussain of the All Progressives Congress polled 66,116 votes.
The official result declared at Baptist High School Iwo, showed the PDP candidate winning by large margin in the two local councils in his Ede home town, while only losing in Ejigbo LG, the base of his opponent, Hussain.
Adeleke also won in the remaining seven local councils including Isokan, Ayedaade and Egbemode.
Here are the results of the 10 local councils where voting was held on Saturday in the election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission:
NAN reports that the seat became vacant following the death on 23 April of Adeleke’s brother, Isiaka, a member of the APC.
The APC’s loss is in spite of the support from the state government, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the national headquarters of the ruling party.