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APC candidate, Raheem Olawuyi, wins Kwara bye-election

Date: 2018-11-18

 

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Raheem Tunji Olawuyi, was on Saturday declared the winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election held across the four councils in Kwara.

The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Abimbola Adesoji, while declaring the result at the Irepodun Local Government Secretariat in Omu-Aran, said Olawuyi polled 21,236 to emerge winner.

He defeated his closest rival, Jimog Saheed Damilare of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 18, 095.

Abimbola, who is of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said Olawuyi having scored the highest number of votes in the election was declared winner.

Other contestants in the election were Femi Ona-Ara of Labour Party, Ajadi Olayemi of Peoples Party of Nigeria as well as Olaniyan Ayorinde of Unity Party of Nigeria.

Abimbola gave the total number of total registered voters as collated as 168,707, accredited voters as 41,185, the total valid votes as 39,599, total number of rejected votes as 1,331 and total number of votes cast as 40,930.


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