Technocrat Media, Osogbo
Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Osun state has said Ademola Adeleke is the authentic winner of the and candidate of the party for the state.
Mr Ewhrudjakpo who is the deputy governor of Bayelsa state declared Senator Adeleke winner of the primary election on Tuesday Western Post reported.
Senator Adeleke who belong to the Sunday Bisi-led group of the PDP scored 1,887 votes, Sanya Omirin, his closest rival had 4 votes.
Others include Dele Adeleke who scored 1 vote, Fatai Akinbade; Dotun Babayemi and Akin Ogunbiyi had zero vote.
Mr Ewhrudjakpo announced 1916 as the total votes cast, said 24 were invalid.
Declaring the winner, he said: “By the power conferred on me as the Chief Returning Officer of this gubernatorial primary, we hereby collectively declared Adeleke Ademola Jackson as the winner of this gubernatorial primary for 2022 governorship election in Osun.”
The Bayelsa deputy governor also urged all other aspirants to join hands with Mr Adeleke to win the July 16 governorship election in the state for the PDP.
He also announced that there was no parallel primary election in the state, adding that any other congress apart from the one he supervised would not be recognised by the national working committee (NWC) of the party.
“The king is here and the crown is here. This is the authentic congress and any other one conducted in any other place will not be recognised”, he added.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Adeleke said there was no victor, no vanquished in the primary.
“We are all winners. Let’s work together to rescue people of the state from the AllProgressives Congress (APC) government.
“By God’s grace, PDP will win July 16 governorship election by a landslide to claim our stolen mandate.
“Our manifesto will be released in few days’ time.”