The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the just concluded Osun State Gubernatorial Elections.
Adeleke was declared the winner at the head office of INEC in Osogbo, the state capital which was used as the collation centre.
Adeleke won 17 local government areas in the state, while the candidate of the APC, Oyetola won the remaining 13 local government areas in the state.
The popular senator polled 403,371 votes ahead of the incumbent, Oyetola who polled 375,052 votes in the keenly contested election.
Results were announced by Prof Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipem the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos and Returning Officer for the election.
However, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has revealed that its operatives arrested three persons suspected of vote buying in the Osun gubernatorial election.
Spokesperson for ICPC, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
She said one Dapo Olayode was arrested by the commission’s teams at Ife North and Central Local Government Councils, Osun East Senatorial District, precisely at Polling Unit 7, Iremo Ward IV.
According to the statement, Olayode was arrested with a list containing the names of voters while an Android phone was also collected from him.
“At Egbedore Local Government, Osun West Senatorial District, precisely in Polling Unit 003, Ward 10, Osunbukola Junction, Kamorudeen Nafisat, a female and Ojuade Musbau Olaniyi, a male were arrested by another team for alleged vote buying.
“Items collected from the duo included one Android Phone and a notebook containing a list of names of voters.
“A third team was attacked by a popular thug and his gang while attempting to effect the arrest of a vote buyer.
“The attack was at Polling Unit 1, Ward 7, opposite Polaris Bank, in front of Oba’s Palace, Esa-Oke, Obokun Local Government Area,” Ogugua said.
She explained that the suspected vote buyer was also caught with a list containing names of 100 people expecting to be paid N5,000 each.
Ogugua said its team leader sustained serious injury in the fracas that ensued, but the team was able to retrieve the book containing the list of 100 voters.