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Tinubu States Reasons For Backing Osun APC Governorship Candidate

Peter Okunoren

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The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the weekend in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, solicited support for the party’s candidate in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola.

Tinubu said with the impeccable credentials, competence and the sterling performance of the outgoing Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, the APC flag bearer is the best man for the job and the one to beat in the race.

He said he was backing the renowned insurance guru and corporate player in order to help replicate the economic and infrastructural development witnessed in Lagos State in Osun State.

Tinubu spoke during separate visits to the palaces of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, and Owa-Obokun of Ijeshaland, Oba Adekunle Aremolaran.
During the visits, the APC leader sought royal blessing for Oyetola.

At the palace of Ataoja, the former Lagos State governor described Oyetola as a technocrat and shrewd manager and administrator, recalling how he single-handedly founded and raised his own company, an insurance company, to a place of enviable status.

Asiwaju Tinubu said Ogbeni Aregbesola had laid the infrastructural foundation for the state and that Oyetola, with his experience and expertise in the corporate world, would take Osun State to the next level, which is to raise its economic and investment profile.

Receiving Asiwaju Tinubu, Oba Olanipekun expressed gratitude to the APC leader for the role he played when the traditional ruler had challenges over his emergence as Ataoja of Osogbo.

Olanipekun also commended Governor Aregbesola for doing an excellent job in the state, admitting that Osogbo particularly benefited from the administration with the good network of road and other infrastructure put in place in the state.

He, however, said if elected, Oyetola should help to further develop the city.

The APC leader was accompanied on the visit by the Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole; former APC National Vice Chairman, South-West, Chief Pius Akinyelure; Lagos State Information Commissioner, Kehinde Bamigbetan; and Executive National Commissioner, Stakeholders Management of the National Communications Commission, Sunday Dare.

Speaking at the palace of Owa-Obokun, Asiwaju described the traditional ruler as a foremost author and popular economist who is no push-over in the land.

Ola Aromolaran requested through Asiwaju that if the APC candidate is elected, he should help upgrade the College of Education in the city into a full-fledged University of Education.

He also asked that his palace burnt by hoodlums allegedly sponsored by then Peoples Democratic Party-led government in the state, in the wake of the struggle by Aregbesola to reclaim his mandate stolen in 2007, be rebuilt.

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BREAKING: Atiku Defeats Buhari Inside Aso Rock

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured more votes than President Muhammadu Buhari at one of the polling units inside the presidential villa.

There are two polling units in the seat power.

For PU 022 Atiku polled 525 against Buhari’s 465.

For the senatorial election, PDP won with 546 votes against APC’s 477.

For the House of Representatives, PDP won with 521 votes against APC’s 466.

There are still results of three voting points pending in the second polling unit, PU 021.

The breakdown is as follows:

Unit 022 voting point 1

Presidential

APC 90, PDP 53

Senatorial

APC 89 PDP 55

Reps

APC 90 PDP 53

Voting point 2

Presidential

APC 73 PDP 84

Senatorial

APC 76 PDP 89

Reps

APC 74 PDP 85

Voting point 3

Presidential

APC 76 PDP 87

Senate

APC 76 PDP 87

Reps

APC 75 PDP 82

Voting Point 4

Presidential

PDP 70. APC 76

Senate

PDP 77 APC 69

Reps

PDP 69 APC 67

Voting Point 5

Presidential

APC 40 PDP 90

Senate

APC 50 PDP 92

Reps

APC 43 PDP 87

Voting point 6

Presidential

APC 72 PDP 85

Senatorial

APC 75 PDP 87

Reps

APC 75 PDP 89

Voting point 7

Presidential

APC 38 PDP 56

Senatorial

PDP 59 APC42

Reps

PDP 56 APC 40

Total

Presidential- PDP 525 APC 465

Senatorial PDP 546 APC 477

Reps PDP 521 APC 466

Polling Unit O21, voting Point 1

Presidential

APC 83 PDP 53

Senatorial

APC 86 PDP 57

Reps

APC 84 PDP 57

Voting point 02

Presidential

APC 84 PDP 68

Senatorial

APC 83 PDP 76

Reps

APC 84 PDP 72

Voting point 03

Pending

Voting point 4

Pending

Voting point 05

Pending

Voting point 06

Presidential

PDP 95 APC 28

Senatorial

PDP 101 APC 27

Reps

PDP 101 APC 26

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Presidential

PDP 88 APC 124

Senatorial

PDP 91 APC 117

Reps

PDP 86 APC 117

While the PDP candidate garnered 84 votes, Buhari who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) trailed with 73.

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President Buhari Wins In Atiku’s Polling Unit With 19 Votes

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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari has defeated the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar at Atiku’s polling unit in Yola.

While President Buhari polled 186 votes, Atiku polled 167 votes.

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BREAKING: PDP Wins At Sanwo-Olu’s Polling Unit #NigeriaDecides2019

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The Peoples Democratic Party defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Femi Okunnu polling unit, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the presidential poll.

The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 52 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, who got 48 votes.

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