The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC earlier today, July 17, 2022, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the winner of the Osun governorship election, after beating his rival, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He scored a final vote of 403,371 against 375,027 recorded by the defeated incumbent governor.
The Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced the results.
The governor elect, Adeleke won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas, while Adegboyega Oyetola won in the other 13 local government areas.
Kehinde Atanda of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) came in at a distant third with 10,104 votes, followed by Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party with 4,515 votes.
Adeleke picked 17 LGAs, including: Ede South, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Egbedore, Odo Otin, Osogbo, Ila, Atakumosa West, Olorunda, Ilesa West, Obokun, Oriade, Orolu, Ife North, Irepodun and Ejigbo.
The incumbent, Oyetola won in Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Ife South, Ife Central and Ife East.
With the outcome, Bola Tinubu had been defeated in his home state, Osun, despite his Labour and rigorous ‘assistance’ that he gave to APC in his state.
The outcome of the election has given room to mock Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that he had laboured in “vain”, and may be “labouring to die” – a direct reference to the statement made by APC Presidential Candidate in Osogbo, while campaigning for Governor Adegboyega.
It will be recalled that Tinubu had mocked the PDP and in particular, the Labour Party, who he cursed that they will Labour in vain and die labouring.
“Think about your children and vote accordingly, so you can see the future. Come out en masse.
“Don’t mind PDP and other mushroom parties — parties like Labour; they will labour till they die. God will not make you labourers.” Tinubu had said.