Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has been declared winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress governorship primary, ahead of the 22 September election in the state.
In the direct primary which held today, he polled 127,017 votes as against House of Representatives deputy speaker Yusuf Lasun who scored 21,000. Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly Nojeem Salaam came third.
Oyetola, a participant in the June 12 struggle, has been Governor Aregbesola’s chief of staff since 2010.
He is a cousin of the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Announcing the results at about 10:45 pm on Friday at the party’s secretariat in Osogbo Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege said Oyetola scored 127,017 votes.
Omo-Agege, who represented Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara , the Chairman of the Election committee, said that Mr Lasun Yussuff, Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives came second with 21,975 votes.
” Having won the majority votes, I declared Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola as the official flag bearer for the Sept. 22 governorship election”, Omo-Agege said.
He commended all other aspirants for displaying maturity during the exercise.
Omo-Agege who described the election as a family contest, said there was no victor and no vanquished.
Solacebase gathered that the direct primary was conducted in 332 wards across the state.
The late arrival of election materials and absence of electoral officials delayed the exercise in some of the wards visited.