Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has emerged the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC ahead of the July 16th Governorship election in the state.
The Governor was declared winner of the APC primary election which was held across the state having defeated his two other contenders.
Announcing the result of the election at the APC state Secretariat, Osogbo, Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Governor of Kwara state, Mr Abdulrahaman Abdulrasak said Governor Oyetola polled 222,169, while his closest rival, former Secretary to the state government Alhaji Moshood Adeoti scored 12,921.
On his part, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Lasun Yusuf polled 460.
Reacting to the outcome of the election, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola saluted the peaceful conduct of members of the APC whom he said trooped out emasse to determine who will fly the party’s flag come July 16th this year.
Governor Oyetola said the exercise was a step further in deepening democracy.
Also, the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola who is a major backer of the former SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti alleged that the process was deliberately manipulated to ensure the emergence of the incumbent Governor.
In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Sola Fasure the Minister said his group was studying the event and would soon take a decision.
The APC primary was generally peaceful across the state, However, some women in Oyan, Odo Otin local government complained that they could not find their names on the voter’s register.
One man named Ojo Akinola was allegedly shot dead in Odogbo ward six of Atakumosa East local government.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Osun state command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola said the death was a result of a cult clash in the area.
Reporting by Adenitan Akinola, editing by Daniel Adejo.