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APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola emerges winner of Osun State rerun election

Valentine Chinyem

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Osun Governorship election, Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola is governor elect of Osun State.

Oyetola pulled 255,505 as against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 255023 votes, leaving a gap of 482 votes.

The chief returning officer for the election, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape, vice chancellor Federal University of Technology, Akure, while declaring Oyetola as winner, said he has satisfied the constitutes number of votes required.

The governor-elect was born in Iragbiji in Boripe LGA of Osun State on 29 September 1954.

He went to Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo for his secondary school education which he completed in 1972

He was a graduate of University of Lagos and had a B.Sc (Hons) INSURANCE, 1978 and MBA FINANCE, 1990.

He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and Nigeria and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

He started his Insurance Career with Leadway Assurance Company after his NYSC in Maiduguri in 1980 as an Assistant Manager and rose to the position of Area Manager, Control Office, Lagos.

He was at Crusader Insurance as Underwriting Manager, Corporate Alliance Insurance as Controller Technical before he left to set up Silvertrust Insurance Brokers in 1990. He was on the Board of many companies.

He was the Executive Vice Chairman of Paragon Group of Companies with interest in Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Stock Broking etc. until his appointment as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State of Osun. He is happily married with children.

He will succeed Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as the governor of Osun state on 27 November, 2018.

Summary of results after the Elections

Registered Voters: 1,678,985
Accredited voters: 775687

Valid Votes : 721,621

Rejected votes: 47874

Total votes cast`; 769495

Adeoti of ADP: 49,743 votes

Adeleke of PDP: 255023

Oyetola of APC: 255,505

Omisore of SDP: 128053

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