Osun state guber elect, Oyetola recieves INEC’S certificate of return
Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has been issued the certificate of return of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to confirm his victory in the recent gubernatorial election conducted in the state.
Oyetola received the certificate from the Director of Legal Services, Oluwatoyin Babalola, who was acting in place of INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the commission’s office in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Oyetola commended the INEC and security agencies for doing a great job during the poll with a promise to make the welfare of the people the focus of his administration.
“We will ensure that our programmes are people-friendly. The main focus of our administration will be the welfare of the people. I must not fail to recognise the governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for giving me the opportunity to serve. I have been a private person but the opportunity given me to serve in the public service was a great one.”
Oyetola defeated Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the controversial election that concluded last week.
The poll closed with Oyetola winning a total 255,505 votes, 482 more votes than Adeleke’s 255,023. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the elections, Professor Joseph Afuwape, declared Oyetola the winner in Osogbo on Thursday evening.
Senator Adeleke has promised to contest the result of the election at a tribunal, noting that he has evidence that it was rigged in favour of the winner.