I Shall Reclaim My Mandate, Oyetola Boasts

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Mary Ugwuanyi

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has insisted that he would reclaim his mandate at the governorship election petition tribunal.

The incumbent governor maintains that he polled the highest votes in the July 16 governorship election.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, stalwart stated this on Saturday during the 31st Iragbiji day in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.  

The Osun State governor expressed hope that he would attend the 32nd celebration as the governor.

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He said, “By the special grace of Allah, In Sha Allah, I shall grace this occasion next year, still as the Osun Governor.

“I have no doubt in my mind that I shall reclaim my mandate”, NAN quoted him saying.

Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Ademola Adeleke, was declared as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Adeleke was declared the winner with a total of 403,271 votes while Oyetola polled 375,027 votes.

The APC and Oyetola allege that results from 749 polling units in 10 LGAs were manipulated.

Source: Daily Post

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