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Oyo Central Senatorial District: How Teslim Folarin Won

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Olanrewaju Bolaji
The Polytechnic, Ibadan
Mass Communication
Graduate, Nigeria.

Against all odds, Chief Teslim Folarin, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Oyo Central Senatorial District, Teslim Folarin, has been declared the winner of the district.

According to Premium Times, Folarin claimed victory in six local governments, out of eleven local governments of the Senatorial District; they are: Oluyole, Ọna-Ara, Egbeda, Surulere, Ogo-Oluwa and Lagelu.

The ex-Senate leader won over his closest opponent- Oyebisi Ilaka of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with a total of votes 91,080 against PDP’s 83,600 votes.

Declaring him as the winner of the Oyo Central Senatorial Election, Prof Idowu Peter Farai, the Returning Officer of the District announced his fulfillment of the election requirements as the one with the ‘absolute votes’ out of the total votes cast of 286, 995 in the district.

“Teslim Folarin of APC, having certified the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the Oyo Central Senatorial Elections,” the Returning Officer proclaimed.

According to PTCIJ, as at 06:42a, everyone on hold as observers have been awaiting the results of the LG remaining for the past 7hours without their arrival for Oyo South Senatorial District. Senatorial Election.

Source: www.talkthematter.com.ng/2019/02/oyo-central-senatorial-district-how.html

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