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BREAKING: Folarin Wins Oyo APC Guber Primary

Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Teslim Folarin has won the Governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo State.

Folarin polled 954 votes to defeat his closet rival, Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Adebayo Adelabu who had 327 votes.

Other aspirants were a former commissioner for health in the state, Dr Azeez Adeduntan who scored 2 votes, Akeem Agbaje with 15 votes while Hakeem Alao had 6 votes.

The result was announced at the Obafemi Awolowo stadium Liberty Ibadan, venue of the primary election by the returning officer, who is also the secretary of the party’s electoral committee in the state, Dr Abdullah Guso.

Meanwhile, our correspondent reported that Chief Adebayo Adelabu was absent at the venue of the exercise, while delegates had earlier been accredited at Jogor center, Ibadan before they were conveyed to the Obafemi Awolowo stadium with tight security escort.

It would be recalled that the exercise was postponed yesterday (Thursday) after some party supporters had failed to exit the main bowl of the stadium as instructed by the chairman of the electoral committee, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi.

Breakdown below

Invalid- 11

Alao -6

Adeduntan-2

Agbaje-15

Adelabu-327

Teslim-954

Akintola-0

Oluwakayode Banjo

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