How Odigie-Oyegun caused APC's loss in Osun Election - Timi Frank

James Marshall
July 11, 2017

Senator Mudasiru Hussain was APC's candidate and he polled 66,116 votes as against 97,480 votes scored by the Adeleke.

Osun west senator-elect, Ademola Adeleke is seen dancing to celebrate his victory at the just concluded senatorial bye-election in a video.

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared Mr Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, the victor of the bye-election held in 10 local government areas.

The chairman said the dispute in the party made a faction led by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun, lose the election.

The party has held meetings only twice since it came into government and yet we want to win elections in 2019.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said though the All Progressives Congress lost Saturday's senatorial bye-election in Osun State, it could learn from the defeat.

"We are confident that the PDP remains the party to beat in elections".

Dickson said he looked forward to more elections with a democratic appeal, adding that "a country or state can not be truly democratic until its citizens have the opportunity to choose their representatives through elections that are free and fair". Even as we await the judgement of the Supreme Court we urge all our members to unite in the interest of Nigerians to rid the country of the awful APC government.

Ademola Adeleke who won last weekend's elections under the platform of the PDP replaced the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

He warned that the party can not continue to impose candidates on the people, else it will be rejected by Nigerians in the 2019 general elections.

His younger brother, Ademola, who initially was contesting on the ticket of APC, defected to PDP, a day before the party's primary, when APC leadership denied him the ticket.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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