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Monday, March 4, 2024

APC wins Oyo election rerun

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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Shittu Ibrahim, has been declared winner of the State House of Assembly rerun election for the Saki West state constituency in Oyo State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the result of the vote on Saturday night at the INEC Collation Center in Saki West Local Government Area.

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The returning officer for Saki West state constituency, Olusola Oyewo, a professor, announced the results.

Oyewo said Ibrahim polled 13,850 votes to beat his nearest opponent, Julius Okedoyin of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 13,670 votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Court of Appeal dismissed Ibrahim, declared winner of the elections held on March 18, 2023.

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NAN also reports that Mr Okedoyin went to court dissatisfied with INEC’s declaration of Ibrahim as winner.

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Saturday’s rerun election was held in accordance with the court order.

The exercise was carried out in the electoral units of Odo Osun area PU 007 Odo Osun with 750 registered voters and area 019 Ogbalanja with 554 registered voters.

(YAYA)

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