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Gov Dapo Abiodun Re elected By The People Of Ogun State



Gov Dapo Abiodun Re elected By The People Of Ogun State

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been reelected for a second term of four years.

Abiodun is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress.

The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Abiodun as the winner of the governorship election on Sunday.

Abiodun polled 276,298 votes to def3at his closest challenger, Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 262,383 votes.

The APC won 12 local government areas of the state while PDP won eight local government areas as declared by the electoral umpire at the state collation centre in Abeokuta.

The APC won in Odeda, Egbado-North, Egbado-South, Ewekoro, Ijebu-North, Ijebu-Ode, Ipokia , Abeokuta-North. Ado-Odo/Ota, Ifo, Obafemi-Owode and Imeko-Afon local government areas of the state.

The PDP won in Abeokuta-South, Ogun Waterside, Ijebu-North/East, Ikenne, Ijebu-East, Remo-North, Odogbolu and Sagamu.

Meanwhile, before Abiodun was announced as the winner of the poll, PDP collation agent, Sunkanmi Oyejide, cautioned the electoral umpire against declaring the winner of the election.

Oyejide said the INEC should consider a clause in the Electoral Act (amended) that orders the commission to declare a rerun in the case of total rejected votes outnumbered the lead margin.

This was raised shortly after the Sagamu collation officer, Prof. Oluwagboyega Afolabi, presented the scores of the political parties in the council.

Afolabi had said that 15 polling units were cancelled as a result of violence during the governorship election on Saturday.

The PDP agent however raised an observation against further submission of the copy of the results.

Oyejide said there were no fewer than 33,750 voters in Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ikenne, Ijebu-North and Ogun Waterside and asked the commission to look into it.

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