The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo, has lost the Saturday, April 15 supplementary election to Okikiola Yusuf Ogundele.
The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Oluomo, who is seeking his re-election into the state house of assembly, lost to Ogundele, who is the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, in a score of 167 to 185 votes, at the polling unit 4, Ward 1, Ifo Constituency 1, in ifo local government area of the state.
It would be recalled that the election of the polling unit was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, over the report of over-voting, during the March 18 state assembly election in the state.
However, Oluomo was able to work home with a victory, at the end of the total count of the whole votes, due to his earlier lead on the 18th of March.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Oluomo as the overall winner of the Ifo 1 state constituency election, on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Making the declaration, The Returning Officer for Ifo state constituency 1, Prof. Richard Shobayo said, the speaker polled 7,546 votes to defeat his major contender, Ogundele of the Peoples Democratic Party, who garnered 6,596 votes.
He disclosed that a total of 18,378 counted for accredited voters while 95,448 was the total registered voters, in the election.
In his reaction to the victory at the poll, Oluomo attributed his victory in the election to God, and the good people of Ifo, noting that it was a well-fought battle.
Assuring the electorate of more dividends of democracy as the victory is a call to do more, Oluomo urged his fellow contenders to put aside, their political differences and join hands with him, in developing the constituency, local government, and the state, to a desirable position.
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