Ajimobi wins Oyo APC governorship primaries

‎‎The governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary in the state.

Mr. Ajimobi polled ‎4,662 votes to defeat his only remaining challenger, Ayo Lam-Adesina, who had 22 votes.

The third contestant, a former Commissioner for ‎Justice and Attorney General of the state, Adebayo Shittu, did not participate in the election.

Mr. Shittu‎ had petitioned the five-man electoral committee over issues bordering on ward delegate congress and delegates that voted during the exercise.

The exercise held at the main bowl of Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

‎Four thousand seven hundred and seventy-six delegates were accredited but the results showed only 4,774 voted with 90 votes counted as invalid.

‎After declaring the result, the chairman of the electoral committee, Lumumpah Adeh, said: “We had three aspirants screened by the APC Screening Committee and they are Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Dr. Wasiu Abayomi Lam-Adesina and Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

‎”Yesterday ‎we had interaction with all the aspirants but one of the aspirants, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, indicated that he was not going to participate in the exercise. He submitted a petition but that would not stop the exercise; and it is by way of information. His petition or letter will be forwarded to the national secretariat of the party.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Ajimobi, speaking‎ after the exercise, said he was confident of clinching victory against any candidate brought forward by the opposition in the 2015 election.


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