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Osun Party Primary: Pastor Okunola Emerges Accord Party’s Candidate


Pastor Olapade Julius Okunola, has been declared the winner of Accord Party in the primary held at Sazo International Hotels, Gbongan/Ibadan Road, Osogbo.

Okunola polled 141 votes to defeat Mr. Babatunde Loye who polled 58 votes and Mr. Bunmi Ibiloye who polled 12 votes at the primary on Saturday where 215 delegates were accredited.

The primary exercise was witnessed by officers of the party from National Headquarters led by BOT chairman, Rev. Adeniyi Ojo, North Central Vice-Chairman, Alhaji Saulawa Yusuf, Alhaji Dokun Babarinde, South-West Vice-Chairman, Otunba Segun Fanibe, state Chairman and Mrs.Kikelomo Adebisi.

Others were officials of Independent National Electoral Commission; Officers and men of Nigeria Police Force; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; Department of State Services and observers.

Announcing the results, the returning officer of the primary election, Alhaji Dokun Babarinde, implored the winner to be magnanimous in victory.

The state Chairman, Fanibe, expressed happiness in the successful conduct of the exercise, saying “all the contestants are qualified to govern Osun State but the seat is meant for only one person."

Fanibe, however, urged the people of the State who are yet to get their Permanent Voter’s Card to ensure that they collect it to enable them participate in the 22nd September Election.

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