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Osun Primaries: Oyetola Beats Deputy Speaker Lasun, Others, Clinches APC Governorship Ticket



Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has been  declared winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary, ahead of the 22 September election in the state.

In the direct primary which held today, he polled  127,017 votes as against House of Representatives deputy speaker Yusuf Lasun who scored 21,000. Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly  Nojeem Salaam came third.

Oyetola, a participant in the June 12 struggle, has been Governor Aregbesola’s chief of staff since 2010 and a cousin of the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Announcing the results at about 10:45 pm on Friday at the party’s secretariat in Osogbo Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege said Oyetola  scored 127,017 votes.

Omo-Agege, who represented Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara , the Chairman of the Election committee, said that Mr Lasun Yussuff, Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives came second with 21,975 votes.

Having won the majority votes, I declared Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola as the official flag bearer for the Sept. 22 governorship election”, Omo-Agege said.
He commended all other aspirants for displaying maturity during the exercise.

It was gathered that the direct primary was conducted in 332 wards across the state.

The late arrival of election materials and absence of electoral officials delayed the exercise in some of the wards visited.



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