August 10, 2014 – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared candidate of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola winner of the August 9, 2014 governorship election in Osun State.
Aregbesola scored 394, 684 votes to overwhelm candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP)Dr. Iyiola Omisore who scored 292,747 in the election to emerge second.
Candidate of Labour Party(LP), Mr. Fatai Akingbade came a distant third after securing 8,898 votes in the election. Aregbesola won landslide in 22 local governments.
They include Ayedade, Ifelodun, Ede North, Ola Oluwa, Irepodun, Ila Orangun, Ede South, Atakumosa West, Oriade, Orolu, Boripe and Ilesa West. The APC candidate also secured major votes in Ilesa East, Ifedayo, Irewole, Obokun, Egbedore, Iwo, Osogbo, Olorunda, Atakumosa East and Ejigbo.
Mr. Omisore on his part won in Isokan, Ife North, Ife East, Ife Central, Odo Otin, Boluwaduro, Ayedire and Ife South among others.
Announcing the result this morning, Returning Officer of INEC in Osun, Professor Bamidele Omole said “Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scoring the highest numbers of votes, Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress is therefore returned elected.”