Updated: 31-year-old PDP candidate defeats APC in Oyo by-election (see photo, result)
The Peoples Democratic Party has won the by-election held on Saturday, June 2, to fill the vacant seat of Ibarapa East constituency in Oyo state House of Assembly. The vacancy occurred following the demise of Michael Adeyemo, the speaker of the legislature.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the result was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The candidate’s name was given as Adebo Ogundoyin, 31, and graduate of Babcock University.
Daily Nigerian reports that the PDP candidate won with 6,277 votes against the APC with 4,619 votes, and Accord Party with 2,859 votes.
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Seven parties were cleared for the election. These include Accord Party, Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Congress and Fresh Democratic Party.
The others are Hope Democratic Party, Nigerian Peoples Congress and Mega Party of Nigeria.
The election took place in ten ward with the following results:
Accredited voters 14333
ACCORD – 2,859
APC – 4,619
PDP – 6,277
FDP – 83
HDP – 14
MPN – 09
NPC – 60
Total valid vote – 13,871
The state recently witnessed the emergence of the minority leader of the House, Olagunju Ojo, its speaker unopposed.
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The emergence of Ojo followed his nomination by Joshua Oyebamiji of Akinyele II seconded by Gbenga Oyekola of Atiba constituency, at Tuesday, May 15 plenary.
earlier reported how Honourable Michael Adeyemo, speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly died.
The report said some members of the House of Assembly confirmed this on Friday, April 27. TVC news also reports that Adeyemo died of heart attack.
Adeyemo, in his lifetime represented Ibarapa east local government area. He emerged speaker of Oyo assembly in 2015.
It was also reported how the Oyo state government on Friday, April 27, announced a three-day mourning period in honour of the speaker of the state assembly, Michael Adeyemo who died in Ibadan at the age of 47.