Saturday 9 August 2014

Aregbesola Leads Omisore In Osun Governorship Election As Youths Celebrate APC/Aregbesola's Win (photos)

Incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State is in the lead in Saturday’s governorship poll, initial poll analysis shows. Collation of results of the keenly-contested election is continuing, and a final winner is to announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, early Sunday. 
But results tallied from the Local Government Areas by reporters and media establishments, observers and some residents of the state puts Mr. Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of his challengers. 
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State in clear lead in the Osun state governorship election conducted today accross the sate, figure colated by Saharareporters shows that the governor is leading in at least 20 local government areas while his opponent, Iyoiola Omisore of PDP is lagging behind in 4 LGAs.
LG No. Poll Units Reg. Voters Total Vote Cast
S/N 1 ATAKUMOSA EAST 68 31136 1346 APC= 768 PDP = 422 LP=13
2 ATAKUMOSA WEST 67 24569 4739 APC= 2486 PDP= 1689 LP=17
3 AYEDAADE 132 51252 8122 APC: 3715 PDP=3548 LP=91
4 AYEDIRE 54 25899 1267 APC= 614 PDP= 450 LP=50
5 BOLUWADURO 74 16844 6995 APC=3327 PDP=3241 LP= 28
6 BORIPE 78 47137 3544 APC=1686 PDP=1485 LP=35
7 EDE NORTH 129 51882 7555 APC=4176 PDP=2817 LP=26
8 EDE SOUTH 68 3179 317 APC=127 PDP =163 LP= 0
9 EGBEDORE 53 33925 2355 APC=1135 PDP=887 LP= 3
10 EJIGBO 93 51623 1638 APC=992 PDP=492 LP= 28
11 IFE CENTRAL 168 95471 7684 APC= 2169 PDP=4964 LP=55
12 IFE EAST 91 81430 1802 APC=889 PDP=755 LP=11
13 IFE NORTH 90 45435 4523 APC=1658 PDP=2137 LP=87
14 IFE SOUTH 122 44555 4599 APC= 1923 PDP= 2117 LP=29
15 IFEDAYO 63 13066 3892 APC=1837 PDP=1833 LP=36
16 IFELODUN 105 57591 2628 APC=1378 PDP=1134 LP=14
17 ILA 124 33527 9152 APC= 4996 PDP=3695 LP=41
18 ILESA EAST 95 54746 6767 APC=4347 PDP=586 LP=8
19 ILESA WEST 95 52286 9582 APC= 4443 PDP=1745 LP=52
20 IREPODUN 127 36554 10847 APC=6057 PDP=4066 LP=161
21 IREWOLE 119 53487 5609 APC=3364 PDP=1844 LP=43
22 ISOKAN 67 38493 1625 APC=722 PDP=782 LP=6
23 IWO 144 66657 4984 APC=2565 PDP=1884 LP=258
24 OBOKUN 83 37957 3905 APC= 1940 PDP=1706 LP=20
25 ODO-OTIN 112 48720 5825 APC=2329 PDP=2841 LP=205
26 OLA-OLUWA 52 25524 421 APC=287 PDP=59 LP=45
27 OLORUNDA 116 71580 4594 APC= 3173 PDP= 1082 LP= 25
28 ORIADE 111 47113 10019 APC=4960 PDP=4264 LP=73
29 OROLU 83 24914 6138 APC=3022 PDP=2480 LP=160
30 OSOGBO 227 110670 15834 APC=11367 PDP=3043 LP=254

An unofficial result put together by supporters of the APC is currently being beamed to residents of the state on a large screen at the Oke-fia area of the state capital, Osogbo, The election is mainly between the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, represented by Iyiola Omisore. According to results so far unofficially tallied, Mr. Omisore is leading in five Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state while Mr. Aregbesola is ahead in 23 LGAs. Results of the two other local governments are unclear at this time. 

The results are not final, as only INEC has the power to announce results of elections in Nigeria. The preliminary tally shows that Mr. Aregbesola has taken leads in Irepodun, Irewole, Iwo, Obokun, Ola Oluwa, Olorunda, Oriade, Orolu, Osogbo, Atakumosa, and Atakumosa West Local Government Areas of the state. Others are Ayedaade, Ayedire, Boluwaduro, Boripe, Ede North, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ife East, Ifedayo, Ifelodun, Ilesha South and Ilesha North LGAs. Mr. Omisore, a former senator, appears to have clinched Ife South, Ife North, Ife Central, Isokan, and Odo Otin. 

Details analysed by PREMIUM TIMES from the polling units also put Mr. Aregbesola ahead of the other candidates which also include the Labour Party, LP. The election yielded a mix of surprising results with several leaders of the two main parties losing in their strongholds. Former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of the APC lost in his ward as the PDP scored 125 against the APC’s 61. Former Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada, also lost her Ibodi, Atakunmosa West Local Government polling unit where PDP scored three votes while the APC scored 300 votes. Ms. Obada is a member of the PDP. Adejare Bello, who is Mr. Omisore’s running mate, also lost in his ward as the PDP scored 30 while the APC scored 130. 
The election which was preceded by massive security clampdown and allegations of arrests of several political leaders, was however conducted under a peaceful atmosphere. Election materials arrived polling units on time while voting started as scheduled in many local governments. 
In earlier remarks, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, [PDP], Femi Fani-Kayode, said in the party’s calculation, its party, Mr. Omisore was in the lead. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES late Saturday, Mr. Fani-Kayode said the tallying of the votes was still going on and that it was therefore too early to award victory to any of the candidates. “As far as we are concerned, by our own collation, we are ahead,” the former minister said. “We defeated them (APC) heavily in our strongholds and in their strongholds, the race has been very close. “All these claims that they have won is not true.
 It is disinformation and we advise that people wait for INEC to announce the authentic result. I can tell you that it is not over.” But the emerging results have already drawn congratulatory messages. Senior lawyer, Femi Falana, praised Mr. Aregbesola for his “well-deserved victory”. Mr. Falana condemned the massive security clampdown on the state and described the move as a “declaration of war” on the state by President Goodluck Jonathan. “More disturbing was the deployment of snippets who were permitted to wear masks. The criminal elements engaged in shooting sporadically into the air to intimidate the people of Osun State,” he said. “An election that is fully militarized cannot be said to be fair and free. An election in which people were arrested and detained and disenfranchised cannot be said to be credible.” 

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