Oyinlola, wife lose at polling units

Ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola

A former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] to the All Progressives Party [APC] on Saturday failed to deliver his polling unit to his new party, the PUNCH and Vanguard newspapers are reporting.

Mr. Oyinlola voted at Ward One, Unit Three. But the PDP defeated the APC in that unit by scoring 125 votes to the APC’s 61.

His wife, who voted at a separate polling unit, the reports say, also lost to the PDP at that polling units in Okuku.

The PDP won in unit 008 where the former governor’s wife voted. The PDP had 105 votes while the APC got 41.

Mr. Oyinlola dumped the PDP August 5 and made a speech critical of his former party at the APC’s final campaign rally held in Osogbo, the state capital that day.

At the rally, the former governor asked the people of Osun State to vote for Mr. Aregbesola, who succeeded him when he was sacked by the Court of Appeal in Ibadan in November 2010.

Mr. Oyinlola, who then invited two former governors of the state, Bisi Akande and Isiaka Adeleke, as well as Mr. Aregbesola to the podium during his speech, asked the crowd if they were the ones that voted for them in the past, to which they responded in the affirmative.

He admonished the crowd to do it again for Mr. Aregbesola.

He said the PDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore, could not be trusted because he was “self-centred, greedy and selfish.”


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