… as Sowunmi emerges PDP Governorship candidate in parallel election in Ogun

Abiodun OBA


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary held in the State on Wednesday.

Makinde polled 1,040 votes to defeat his rival, Azeem Gbolarumi by a wide margin. Gbolarumi only got two votes.

The governor was declared winner of the primary by Abdulahi Maibasira, who is the returning officer for the election.

Reacting, Makinde said he was overwhelmed by the support of the people while calling on them to support him to win the governorship poll in 2023.

But Gbolarumi alleged that his delegates were chased out of the venue.

He, however, supported Makinde and raised his hand up, pledging to support his re-election bid.

In another development, Otunba Segun Sowunmi has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State in a parallel election.

Sowunmi, who is contesting to be governor of Ogun State under PDP had his parallel primary election at the Nigeria Union of Journalist secretariat, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.

He polled 554 votes to beat Jimi Lawal and Oladipupo Adebutu who polled 30 and 15 votes respectively.

Meanwhile, the election was observed by a representative each of Jimi and Adebutu’s camps.

The election was also observed by INEC official and Intra Party Advisory Committee.

While speaking with journalist after the election, Sowunmi thanked all his social media gang, party leaders and other stakeholders for their cooperation.

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