APC candidate wins Ogun state election as opposition rejects result

Ifeoluwa salami, Lagos  

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The candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC in Ogun state Dapo Abiodun has been declared winner of the governorship election held throughout the 20 Local Governments in the state.

The Independent Electoral Commission Returning officer, Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka declared Abiodun the winner having poll a total of 241,670 to beat the candidate of Allied People Movement, Adekunle Akinlade who seconds with 222,153 votes.

The APC flag bearer defeated the APM candidates with a total of 19,517 votes.

According to the returning officer, the candidate of African Democratic Congress, ADC, Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka polled 110422 while Buruji Kashamu of the PDP had 70,290 votes.

The results declared showed that out of the 2,375,003 voters registered in the state; only 708,807 were accredited during the election while the total valid vote was put at 680,947.

A total of 20,969 votes were rejected while 7100 votes were cancelled in some polling units across the state.

The result of the local government as declared by the collations officer

IJEBU ODE 

APC – 1, 3234

APM – 4, 401

ADC – 349

PDP – 7, 289

 

ODOGBOLU

APC – 12529

APM – 7516

ADC – 1001

PDP – 3418

 

ODEDA 

ADC 4, 327

ADP 438

APC 8, 030

APM 6,454

PDP 1,041

 

IJEBU NORTH EAST

ADC 541

ADP 329

APC 7, 268

APM 2,785

PDP 3,482

 

EWEKORO 

ADC 3,241

ADP 274

APC 6, 492

APM 7, 588

PDP 1, 418

 

SAGAMU

ADC 2,486

ADP 355

APC 23, 737

APM 14, 469

PDP 4,415

 

ABEOKUTA SOUTH 

ADC 13, 572

ADP 1, 642

APC 19, 414

APM 18, 767

PDP 1, 770

 

IJEBU EAST

ADC 574

ADP 223

APC 10, 726

APM 5, 147

PDP 5, 296

 

REMO NORTH

APC – 7437

APM – 4987

ADC – 947

ADP – 58

PDP – 930

 

OGUN WATERSIDE

APC – 8957

APM – 5803

ADC – 497

ADP – 36

PDP – 3211

 

ABEOKUTA NORTH

APC – 12130

APM – 16708

ADC – 10453

ADP – 461

PDP – 951

 

IMEKO AFON

APC – 2657

APM – 7401

ADC – 15,272

ADP – 184

PDP – 529

 

IKENNE

APC – 15109

APM – 6553

ADC – 653

ADP – 23

PDP – 1040

 

EGBADO SOUTH

APC – 8804

APM – 13622

ADC – 9935

ADP – 437

PDP – 1721

 

OBAFEMI OWODE

APC – 13660

APM – 8303

ADC – 5046

ADP – 808

PDP – 2233

 

EGBADO NORTH

ADC 17, 044

ADP 2, 145

APC 7,742

APM 12, 208

PDP 1, 590

 

IPOKIA

ADC 3,334

APC 12,890

APM 26, 291

PDP 1, 846

 

IJEBU NORTH

ADC 1, 189

ADP 447

APC 10, 574

APM 7, 477

PDP 21, 851

 

IFO

ADC 7, 260

ADP 605

APC 15,642

APM 17,614

PDP 2, 684

 

ADO ODO/OTA

ADC 12, 699

ADP 515

APC 24, 838

APM 27, 859

PDP 3,575

 

TOTAL RESULT

ADC 110, 422

ADP 9, 666

APC 241, 670

APM 222, 153

PDP 70, 29

Meanwhile, the Ogun state governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement APM, Adekunle Akinlade, on Sunday, rejected the election results.

The APM Governorship Campaign Director General, Chief Sarafa Isola, who spoke alongside Akinlade, at the party’s secretariat at Leme, Abeokuta, rejected the results of both Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

Ishola in a press statement alleged that the gubernatorial election which began peacefully on Saturday was allegedly hijacked by hoodlums and “unidentified uniform men” during the collation stage, and further manipulated the results in favour of APC.

He said the APM had petitioned the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Abdulganiyu Raji, to urgently wade in and investigate the “infractions” and stop the ongoing announcement of results forthwith.

 “I hereby, on behalf of APM, formally reject the collation process that was hijacked and compromised because it did not reflect the wishes of the people of Ogun state as freely expressed on March 9, 2019 governorship and House of Assembly elections.

“The APM wishes to put INEC on notice that we shall explore every means within provisions of the constitution and the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to challenge this miscarriage of justice.

“We shall also ensure that the wishes of the people of Ogun State as freely expressed at the polls are protected,” said Isola.
Akinlade, on his own part, urged the people to maintain peace while the leadership of APM explores all legal means to undo the alleged injustice.

Omolayo.A