Osun election: Ilesa residents celebrate Adeleke’s victory

MASSIVE jubilations erupted on the streets of Ilesa, Osun East, after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Ademola Adeleke was declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.

The celebration started as early as 7:00 am with motorcyclists and motorists blaring their horns.

A cross-section of the people who spoke to The ICIR said they were happy with the outcome of the election and the peaceful manner the election went.

A motorist, Jade Inumidun, said he was very happy with the PDP’s victory.

“I am more than happy PDP won. The suffering in this land is too much; I pray Adeleke will do something tangible,” he said.

Another resident, Theo Alimi, praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agents for the peaceful conduct of the election.

“We are happy the election went well. Kudos to INEC and the police for the peaceful nature of the election. I am also happy Adeleke won,” Alimi said.

Most of the jubilant crowd were seen shouting “Imole de”, which is the slogan of the PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke.

INEC declared Adeleke winner of the election after he defeated Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the incumbent governor, with total of 403,371 votes against 375,027 scored by Oyetola – difference of 28,314 votes.

Adeleke won in 17 local government areas while Oyetola won in 13.

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