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Oyetola declared winner of Osun APC primary

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Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election conducted on Saturday.

Oyetola was announced the candidate of the party in the coming July 16 governorship election in Osun State.

Three aspirants contested alongside Oyetola. They included former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff and a former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti.

Announcing the result in the early hours of Sunday at the State’s APC secretariat in Osogbo, Osun APC Primary Election Committee, led by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara State said accredited voters were 247,207, while the total votes cast was 235,550.

Oyetola beat the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola’s candidate, Adeoti with a wide margin of 222,169 votes to 12921, respectively while Lasun polled 460 votes.

Speaking, the chairman of the party in Osun State, Prince Gboyega Famodun thanked the Primary Election Committee for, according to him, conducting credible polls.

The results below:

Atakunmosa East LG

Registered vote: 8628

Accredited: 2917

Oyetola: 2637

Adeoti: 165

Lasun

Atakunmosa West LG

Reg: 8964

Acc: 5055

Oyetola: 4655

Adeoti: 305

Lasun: 07

Ayedaade LG

Reg: 15185

Acc: 4371

Oyetola: 3615

Adeoti: 540

Lasun

Ayedire

Reg: 6763

Acc: 3664

Oyetola: 3204

Adeoti: 279

Lasun: 03

Boluwaduro

Reg: 9422

Acc: 6527

Oyetola: 6399

Adeoti: 62

Lasun:

Boripe

Reg: 18410

Acc: 15531

Oyetola: 15034

Adeoti: 05

Lasun:

Ede North

Reg: 11908

Acc: 0834

Oyetola: 0110

Adeoti: 311

Lasun: 02

Ede south

Total no of voters — 7372

Accredited voters — 3525

Gboyega Oyetola — 2664

Yusuf Lasun — 0

Moshood Adeoti — 628

Egbedore

Reg: 10089

Acc: 6334

Oyetola: 5500

Adeoti: 420

Lasun:

Ejigbo

Reg: 12579

Acc: 8367

Oyetola: 8007

Adeoti: 360

Lasun:

Ife Central

Reg: 14331

Acc: 11881

Oyetola: 10843

Adeoti: 334

Lasun: 01

Ifedayo LGA

Total no of voters — 6586

Accredited voters — 4678

Gboyega Oyetola — 4214

Yusuf Lasun — 0

Moshood Adeoti — 141

Ife East

Total no of voters — 15922

Accredited voters — 12529

Gboyega Oyetola — 12030

Yusuf Lasun — 0

Moshood Adeoti — 326

Ifelodun

Reg: 16789

Acc: 12971

Oyetola: 11873

Adeoti: 631

Lasun: 27

Ife North

Reg: 9329

Acc: 3795

Oyetola: 3377

Adeoti: 242

Lasun: 05

Ife South LGA

Total no of voters — 11435

Accredited voters — 8673

Gboyega Oyetola — 8268

Yusuf Lasun — 0

Moshood Adeoti — 043

Ila

Reg: 11359

Acc: 9223

Oyetola: 8834

Adeoti: 47

Lasun:

Ilesa East

Reg: 11132

Acc: 5846

Oyetola: 4857

Adeoti: 483

Lasun: 1

Ilesa West

Reg: 11552

Acc: 4660

Oyetola: 3877

Adeoti: 446

Lasun:

Irepodun

Reg: 20563

Acc: 9692

Oyetola: 7928

Adeoti: 732

Lasun: 294

Irewole

Reg: 14085

Acc: 8432

Oyetola: 7560

Adeoti: 537

Lasun:

Isokan

Reg: 14366

Acc: 6899

Oyetola: 6468

Adeoti: 279

Lasun: 13

Iwo

Reg: 24543

Acc: 14690

Oyetola: 9432

Adeoti: 2543

Lasun: 01

Obokun

Reg: 13048

Acc: 5910

Oyetola: 5245

Adeoti: 527

Lasun: 02

Odo-Otin

Reg: 14304

Acc: 8119

Oyetola: 7735

Adeoti: 384

Lasun:

Olaoluwa

Reg: 8747

Acc: 4134

Oyetola: 3771

Adeoti: 363

Lasun:

Olorunda

Reg: 18402

Acc: 8087

Oyetola: 7103

Adeoti: 555

Lasun: 01

Oriade

Reg: 16186

Acc: 11384

Oyetola: 10935

Adeoti: 438

Lasun: 11

Orolu

Reg: 8927

Acc: 7768

Oyetola: 6652

Adeoti: 130

Lasun:

Osogbo

Reg: 37771

Acc: 23711

Oyetola: 22265

Adeoti: 655

Lasun: 170

Total: 408697

Acc: 247207

Cast: 235550

Oyetola: 222169

Lasun: 460

Adeoti: 12921

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I won’t allow anyone steal my votes this time – Adeleke

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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has warned against any attempt to manipulate the poll.

Adeleke alleged that he was rigged out in the 2018 governorship election and told anyone planning to rig the poll not to play with the resolve of Osun people that were seeking change in government.

The ex-federal lawmaker, who said he had spoken with members of his party to eschew violence, added that he would not sit back and watch while people attempted to steal votes.

He said, “We have spoken with our members. We want peace. We are not out to fight anyone or cause trouble, but we will not stay idle or watch and appear helpless when people attempt to steal votes. We will stop them.

“Unlike what happened four years ago, I will not allow anyone steal my votes and that of the PDP. We all saw what happened four years ago, when angels of darkness colluded with some anti-democratic forces to upturn the desire of the good people of Osun State.

“We have warned them not to play with the resolve of the people of Osun State who are genuinely seeking and praying for the election day to come so that they can heave a sigh of relieve from their current unpalatable government.”

Asked about the rancour in the Osun PDP,  Adeleke said, “It is a family affair. We are not fighting. We initially disagreed when we were seeking the party’s ticket. That has been settled by the delegates and the court has also stamped their decision. Everyone that contested wants the PDP to win the election. We will do so together and I am sure they are all working with us to achieve positive result.”

But while reacting to the PDP candidate’s claims, Media Adviser to the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Osun, Kola Olabisi, said Adeleke’s claim that the 2018 governorship election was rigged by the ruling APC was tantamount to rubbishing Supreme Court which had upheld the ruling party’s victory.

Olabisi said, “No discerning mind will take any outburst from the embattled Senator Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke with seriousness because of his unenviable past records.

“One can understand why it is pretty impossible and difficult for him to comprehend the fact that once the Supreme Court of Nigeria has made a verdict on an issue, it is settled once and for all.  Jackson won’t know this because of his limited education or absolute lack of same.

“Referring to the 2018 Osun State governorship election by any entity as being rigged by Governor Oyetola is tantamount to rubbishing the highest court in the land with impunity.  If Ademola is insisting that he won the 2018 governorship election, why has he not been the four-year tenant of the Bola Ige House?  Ademola Adeleke is only ranting. He should be ignored.”

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Confusion as APC clears Attorney-General, Malami for election, despite withdrawing from governorship race

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has been cleared by the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress to contest the 2023 Kebbi governorship election.

This is despite Malami’s withdrawal from the governorship race last week Friday.

Malami, who declared interest to contest in the Kebbi governorship race last month, pulled out of the race for fear that he might not get the ticket.

Fearing that he might not get the ticket under the current circumstances, Malami was said to have changed his plan and pulled out of the governorship race.

However, a document seen by Peoples Gazette conveyed Malami’s clearance to run, stirring controversy in the political sphere since the AGF had already withdrawn his governorship ambition, in order to retain his ministerial appointment.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week issued a directive ordering all political appointees to resign before contesting in the forthcoming general elections.

It is unclear if Malami had turned in his resignation to pursue his political quest in compliance with Buhari’s directive or if he was waiting for the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the contentious section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

A series of political appointees have sparked public outrage after they went against political norms to seek elective positions without resigning.

Also, there has been a cold political war between the incumbent governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, and the political arrowhead of Kebbi, Senator Adamu Aliero, over who succeeds the former.

While Bagudu, who chairs the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), is rooting for Malami as his successor, Aliero, a two-term governor of the state, has Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi as his preferred candidate for the APC governorship ticket.

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PHOTOS: Ganduje removes Kwankwaso red cap from supporter’s head, replaces it with Tinubu’s cap

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Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday taunted his predecessor in office, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The governor removed Kwankwaso red cap from one of the former governor’s strong supporter who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

  The red cap is a symbol of Kwankwaso’s political movement, Kwankwasiyya Movement.

Yusuf Ibrahim Sharada , an aspirant for House of Representatives for Kano Municipal, who just decamped to APC had visited Ganduje at Government House, Kano.

While receiving Sharada , Ganduje removed his red cap and held it with his mouth before replacing it with a cap with an insignia popularised by Bola Tinubu.

Ganduje is a strong advocate of the presidential ambition of Tinubu.

The Ganduje and Kwankwaso parted ways, politically, in 2015, following alleged insistence of Kwankwaso to control the government of Ganduje.

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