Oyo APC petitions INEC over Ajimobi’s defeat

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The Oyo State Chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission over what it described as anomalies that led to the defeat of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi in his bid to return to the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.

A petition attached with a police report has been delivered to the registry department of the electoral umpire.

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The document was delivered by the Oyo State APC Director of Research and Strategy, Dr Azeez Olatunde at about 12:30, Monday.

According to sources, the document had earlier been brought to the commission’s office on Sunday when the party got winds of some anomalies in some voting areas in the district but was not collected and told to be represented on Monday.

Olatunde who was upbeat about the result noted his party did not lose the election but robbed of victory as political thugs were uses to unleashed mayhem on party supporters in some parts of the state which led to the death of a young boy.

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Dr Kola Balogun of the PDP was declared winner by the returning officer, Professor Wole Akinsola after polling 105,720 votes while Ajimobi (APC), incumbent Senator Adesoji Akanbi and Dr Fola Akinosun (ADP), polled; 92, 218; 49, 437; and 13, 149 respectively.

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