By Emmanuel Nduka
Senator Ademola Adeleke of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Osun State Governorship election, defeating incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed that Adeleke polled 403,371, defeating Oyetola who scored 375,027 votes. Labour Party scored 2,729 votes to emerge third.
As soon as collation of votes began yesterday, Adeleke was already in a clear lead and was coasting slowing and steadily to victory.
Adeleke leveraged largely on support from his nephew Davido, a popular Nigerian singer, as well as other party heavyweights including its presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Bukola Saraki and some party governors.
Adeleke, a former Senator contested against Oyetola in 2018, but lost out. The election was initially declared inconclusive by INEC, and a rerun was slated on September 27, 2018. Oyetola was gowever declared winner after the run-off.