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Kemisola Adesanya emerges PDP candidate for Akure North/South Federal Constituency

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Kemisola Adesanya has been declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP primary for the Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency.

Ms Adesanya on Sunday in Akure defeated Olumuyiwa Adu, the candidate of the party in the January 26, by-election for the Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency.

Ms Adesanya, a former Ondo State House of Assembly member, polled 38 votes to defeat Adu, who scored 18 votes, while Babatunde Faro got 11 votes.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, supervised the exercise which was peaceful amidst tight security.

The chairman of the Electoral Committee, Hon. Jumoke Akindele, declared Adesanya winner of the contest.

Ms Adesanya, while speaking with newsmen, said that reconciliation would begin immediately and promised to win the election for the party.

Olajide Oguntodun also emerged as PDP candidate for Akure Constituency 1 in the Ondo State House of Assembly.

Announcing the results, Adeola Fagbayibo, chairman of the Electoral Committee, said Oguntodun polled eight out of 19 votes to defeat three other aspirants.

He said Biodun Oluwarotimi had six votes, Temitope Ajayi polled five votes while Bankole Ajayi had nil vote.

Mr Fagbayibo commended the aspirants and delegates for their spirit of sportsmanship during the exercise.

Mr Oguntodun, while speaking with newsmen, said he would not take his victory for granted and promised to reach out to other aspirants to ensure unity in the party.

“The process was fair, I want to commend the efforts of the electoral committee and INEC.

“I will seek audience with other contestants and do proper reconciliation and consult with party leadership,” he said.

Meanwhile, the party has declared the primary for Akure South Constituency 2 in the Ondo State House of Assembly inconclusive.

This followed a tied vote between two out of the five aspirants vying for the seat held at the Goodness Events Hall, Akure.

After counting of the votes, Adeniran Adeolu got six votes, while Olayeye Gbangba also scored six votes.

Three other aspirants, Adesunloro Emmanuel polled two votes, Johnson Olufunke Johnson got one vote and Jayeoba Oluwafemi had nil vote.

The chairman of the Electoral Committee, Idowu Otikunrin, while declaring the election inconclusive, said the party would re-conduct the primary to determine winner between the two leading aspirants.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the primaries planned for 10.00 a.m., did not start until 2.00 p.m. at most of the centres in Akure.


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