The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared

Dapo Abiodun, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress,APC,

winner of Saturday’s governorship polls in Ogun State.

The state Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Idowu Olayinka,

announced in Abeokuta on Monday that Abiodun scored a total of 241,

670 votes to clinch victory.

Olayinka, who is Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, explained that

Abiodun beat his closest rival, Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples

Movement who came second with 222, 153 votes.

He said that the candidate of the African Democratic Congress,ADC

came third with 110, 422 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party

Candidate, Buruji Kashamu, who scored 70,290 votes, was fourth.

A breakdown of the results on local government basis as announced by

local government collation officers showed that Abiodun won in 11

council areas and scored over 25 per cent of total votes cast in 16 out of

20 local governments in the state.

The Returning Officer, who noted that the margin of lead between

Abiodun and Akinlade was 19,517 votes said that the figure is more than

the total cancelled votes which he puts at 7,100.