PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: February 26th, 2023

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Osun State.
Atiku won in 20 local government areas with a total of 354,366 votes to defeat his closest rival, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 343,945 votes and won in 10 local governments.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, came third in the race with a total of 23,283 votes followed by Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who scored 713 votes.

The total figures were announced by the INEC State Collation Officer, Folashade Ogunsola.

Mrs Ogunsola, a professor, said the total votes cast were 756,744.

She noted that a total of 733,203 votes were considered valid votes while a total of 23,541 votes were rejected.

Meanwhile, INEC has announced Ekiti State Presidential results where the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu won all the sixteen local government areas of the state.

Tinubu won in all 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

According to results announced at the Ekiti State Collation Centre on Sunday, Tinubu gathered a total of 201,486 votes to emerge the winner of the election.

The APC candidate was followed in second position by his PDP rival, Atiku who got 89,554 votes while Peter Obi of the Labour Party got 11,397 votes from Ekiti State.

Adeleke during the PDP campaigns in Osun Stste had said, “A vote for Atiku is a vote for new Nigeria, for true federalism, for economic restoration. A vote for the PDP is a continuation of the July 16 liberation from bad government.

“My people, extend ‘Imole’ to reach all legislative candidates and our presidential candidate. I urge you to complete the task you started last year July by ensuring the massive win for the PDP on Saturday.

“I however call for peaceful polls. I have directed security agencies to arrest hoodlums and thugs. I directed them to comb and empty all identifiable hideouts. Our government has zero tolerance for violence. Election is about choice and this should be done under peaceful conditions