Teslim Folarin Emerges Oyo APC Guber Candidate

A three-term senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Teslim Folarin, has on Friday been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC Guber primary election.

Folarin defeated five other aspirants who contested the election held, on Friday, at the liberty Stadium, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. He garnered 954 votes while his closest challenger, Adebayo Adelabu garnered 327 votes.

Also Azeez Adeduntan had 2 votes, Engineer Akeem Alao had 6 votes, Barrister Hakeem Agbaje had 16 votes while 11 votes were counted invalid.

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You will recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary was postponed from Thursday to Friday due to an influx of non-delegates into the venue and security reasons.

Six aspirants obtained forms and were screened by the party. Four aspirants were present at the venue of the primary. Chief Bayo Adelabu was absent.

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Earlier, Chief Niyi Akintola pulled out of the primary alleging that the delegates list has been tampered with.

Akintola has also petitioned the leadership of the party stating that any primary election held on another day aside the day announced by the party is invalid.

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