Victory came the way of the Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, as he emerged winner in the All Progressives Congress, APC primary election of yesterday.
Oyetola’s victory came via a direct primary system adopted by the party in selecting who stand in for the party as its flag bearer in the coming governorship election slated for October this year
Chairman of the APC Governorship Primary Election Panel, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, announced the result of the election, Friday night.
Oyetola, who is from Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun Central Senatorial District, won the highest number of votes in the primary .
He polled 127,017 votes to defeat the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf; the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Dr. Najeem Salam; Mr. Kunle Adegoke; Mr. Saka Layonu (SAN), and other contestants.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives came second with 21,975 votes while the Speaker of the House of Assembly came third with 17,958.
Some of the governorship aspirants had announced their withdrawal from the race shortly before the exercise started.
Their withdrawal came as the party went ahead with the direct primary method where supporters queued behind the agents of their preferred aspirants after which the Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Oyetola, took an early lead.
By Gboyega Adeoye