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Makinde of PDP wins Oyo state from APC

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Mr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Oyo state and has been declared governor-elect.

Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the INEC Returning Officer, who is also the vice chancellor of the University of Lagos, declared the result on Sunday evening at the State headquarters of INEC in Ibadan.

Ogundipe, said that Makinde scored 515,621 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress(APC) who garnered 357,982 votes.

There are 2,934,107 registered voters in the state with 940,211 voters accredited for the election.

”The governorship election recorded 916,860 valid votes, 20,685 rejected votes and 937,545 total votes cast,” Ogundipe said.

”PDP candidate won in 28 of the 33 local government areas of the state while Adelabu of APC won in five local government areas,” he said.

The PDP won in Ibadan North West Local Government Area with 20,715 votes as against 10,221 votes of APC.

In Ibarapa East, PDP polled 13,002 to defeat APC which scored 8,646, also PDP was victorious in Atiba local government area with 14,636 as against 9,690 votes of the APC.

Other local government areas where PDP won are Kajola, Ido, Iseyin, Lagelu, Iwajowa, Afijio, Orelope, Ibadan North East, Ibadan South East, Ibarapa North, Ogbomosho South and Atisbo

The PDP candidate also won Ibarapa Central, Ibadan North, Egbeda, Itesiwaju, Saki West, Saki East, Oyo West, Oyo East, Oluyole, Olorunsogo, Akinyele, Ona-ara and Ibadan South West.

NAN also reports that APC won in Ogbomosho North with 14, 442 votes while PDP scored 13,035.

In Orire and Surulere local government areas, APC scored 15,810 and 14,168 while PDP garnered 9,856 and 7, 505 respectively.

APC also won in Ogo Oluwa and Irepo with 9,547 and 7862 respectively while PDP scored 6152 and 7633 respectively.

Meanwhile, PDP won 26 seats in the State House of Assembly election also held on Saturday and APC won five seats while African Democratic Party(ADP) won one seat.

Result of the supplementary election for the Ibarapa Central/North Federal Constituency also revealed that Mr Muraina Ajibola, PDP candidate was declared winner with 14,773 votes.

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Why Amosun Rejected My Resignation – Ojuko

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has rejected the resignation of appointment by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, saying the Commissioner remain part of his cabinet till the end of his administration.

Ojuko, who made the disclosure at a press briefing in his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, he said, the issues surrounding his earlier resignation were already being looked into, adding that contents of the letter were construed and misinterpreted.

“That letter was a love letter between two lovers. I love my Governor and my Governor loves me. In view of this development, I am now back at my desk and wish to place on record that the issues surrounding my earlier resignation are being looked into”, Ojuko stated.

He stated further that issues of Ota/Awori traditional council was quite different to what prompted him resigned earlier, noting that his resignation has nothing to do with that of traditional council.

While fielding questions from Journalists, he said those Ota/Awori traditional council were reacting to some anomalies being meted out to them by Egbas by installing an Egba man as their one of their monarch or Baale in their domain.

“You see, it is imperative to react accordingly that’s what the Ota/Awori traditional council did, but my own case is quite different because it has to do with politics, now that you can see that it was two different things entirely”‎, Ojuko said

He appreciated the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for his quick intervention and Ota/Awori traditional council for their understanding, praying for peaceful resolution of the matter.

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Lagos Lawmaker Ogunyemi Bags Distinguished Alumnus Award From AOCOED

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The lawmaker representing Ojo State Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Education, Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi was recently honoured by his alma matta, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin.
He bagged the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the institution’s convocation which took place recently.
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Gbajabiamila Is On Course To Become Speaker ….Tunji-Ojo

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Chairman of the First Timers Forum in the soon to be inaugurated 9th House of Representatives, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has described the report of adoption of Hon. Umaru Bago by 156 Reps elect as untrue and a mere wishful thinking. Tunji-Ojo said he could confidently assert that absolute loyalty of all the 203 ‘first timers’ in the House to the speakership ambition of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is never in doubt.

Tunji-Ojo said that all the 203 elected ‘first timers’ in the House of Representatives would not only strive for the emergence of Gbajabiamila, but would also insist on an open ballot for the election of presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly in June.

Tunji-Ojo added, “We are seriously agitating for open ballot. Our people should also be able to know our position on any national issue. It is ideal for the beauty of democracy and for the preservation of the hallowed chamber, the open ballot should be given a place of priority in our process.”

Tunji-Ojo also described the claim of the Bago’s camp as refreshing comedy that could only be dignified with hearty laughter. He said, “As the Chairman of First Timers Forum, I can confidently assure that all our 203 members are with Hon. Gbajabiamila. We have our records, strategy and obtained loyal commitment from members. With all these, I am overly confident that Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is very much on course to become the Speaker of the 9th House”.

It will be recalled that 156 Representatives elect were reported to have declared support for the member representing Chanchanga Federal Constituency of Niger State, Honourable Umaru Mohammed Bago to become Speaker of the 9th House. The meeting where the endorsement took place was said to have been held at a location in Gwarimpa, Abuja early on Saturday, May 18.

Meanwhile, the report of rising support for Hon. Bago has been dismissed by the camp of Hon. Gbajabiamila who is the preferred candidate of the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Moreso, the Gbajabiamila’s camp had said that nothing concrete was realistically on ground in the opposition camp to stop the member representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos State from becoming the Speaker of the 9th House.

“Politics of who becomes the next Speaker of the House is favourably titling towards the direction of the House Leader, Hon. Gbajabiamila. Although, we are not leaving anything to chance and we will continue to reach out to those that are yet to join our camp. Be as it may, this for us, is a task that must be achieved”, said Tunji-Ojo.

 

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