APC Wins Kwara Bye Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night announced that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Raheem Olawuyi Ajuloopin, has won the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the poll, Prof. Abimbola Adesoji, said Ajuloopin scored 21,236 votes as against 18,095 votes scored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Saheed Damilare Alatise.

Prof Adesoji added that the Labour Party had 150 votes; just as the PPN had 76 votes while UPN had 42 votes.

He said out of the 40,930 total votes cast, the total valid votes were 39,599 while 1,331 votes were rejected.

In what is setback for the PDP and senate president Bukola Saraki in the state, the APC candidate won in three out of the four local governments in the constituency and led with 3,142 votes.


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