It is no longer news that the election to fill the Osun West vacant senate seat was held weekend
is no longer news. The news there is that the outcome of the election is shocking but it was largely peaceful. The two candidates Senator Mudathir Hussain and Otunba Ademola Adeleke in company of supporters stormed the polling units to cast their votes. Global Excellence gathered however that the PDP candidate may secure victory in the fiercely contested election as results so far sourced conveniently favoured him.
The home support for him in Ede was quite overwhelming, he voted at the Unit 8, Abogunde in the city and got 275 votes while the APC had 13 votes. The APC candidate Senator Mudathir Hussain who voted at Biola Baptist Primary School, Ejigbo managed to win Ademola as he got 152 votes while Ademola secured 148 votes right at the location where he voted. The SSG Moshood Adeoti who lost his ward to the PDP voted in the Post office area of Iwo had 75 votes while the PDP got 145 votes. Former reps member Honourable Bade Falade delivered his polling unit to the PDP in Ejigbo, the PDP had 104 while APC got 76 votes.
House of Assembly member representing Egbedore state constituency Abiodun Awolola lost to PDP in his Motor park unit, Ido-Osun the PDP had 182 while APC got 119 votes. At the other polling units in Ido-Osun, in Sabo unit, PDP had 191 while the APC had 136, Egbedi , PDP had 82 while APC has 38 , Gbadebo Ajao however delivered his units to the APC as it won in the Town Hall and Court Hall units PDP has 193 while APC got 201 votes .
Former Chairman Egbedore local government Bamidele Salam delivered his unit to the PDP as the party got 569 votes while APC had 195 votes at the Awo/Abulo Ward. The development clearly showed that there is a clear departure from the old idea of religious and emotional attachment and connection to the ‘progressives’ identity as such now belonged to the past.
There was a large turnout of voters and the exercise was violence free except Igbokiti town where minor skirmish was recorded. The ruling party Global Excellence learned must have gotten signals that the pendulum might not swing in his way and therefore made good efforts at getting things changed. A sum of 3 million naira was allegedly sourced from the 5 million naira released to the local government areas in the state last week while packaged rice accompanied with the sum of 2000 naira went round on Friday night. At the polling units in Dada Estate, voters got N1000 to secure their votes while the PDP managed to source for 200 naira for each of the voters yet, voters who spoke to Global Excellence were in favour of the PDP candidate.
Expectedly, the result of the election had been collated and officially released by the electoral umpire, INEC, and the PDP emerged victorious.