APC loses Oyo bye-election

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The Peoples Democratic has won the bye-election into the Oyo State House of Assembly, beating the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the second place.
The seat of Ibarapa East became vacant following the death of the former speaker of the State Assembly, Michael Adeyemo.
Adebo Ogundoyin of the PDP was declared the winner.
Announcing the results, the returning officer, Dr Ayodeji Omole from University of Ibadan, said Ogundoyin polled 6,277 votes to defeat Mr Olukunle Adeyemo of the All Progressive Party (APC), who came a distant second with 4,619 votes.
Omole said Adebodun Adepoju of the Accord scored 2,859 votes and Rasheedat Oyewumi of Fresh  Democratic Party scored 33 votes.
Others were Adekemi Raheem of Hope Democratic Party 14 votes, Grace Olarinde of the Nigerian Peoples Congress 60 and Martins Adeyemo of Mega Party of Nigeria nine votes.
Omole said 14,332 people were accredited  out of 44,077 total registered voters.
”Total votes cast is 14,179 while valid votes are 13,871 and 308 votes were rejected.
He declared Ogundoyin as the winner ”having scored the highest votes as stipulated in the electoral law.
The bye-election that was held in 140 polling units in all 10 wards across the constituency was necessitated followed the death of Michael Adeyemo, the occupant of the seat in the State House of Assembly, on April 27. (NAN).

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