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APC candidate wins Saki West bye-election in Oyo

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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Ibrahim Shittu, emerged as the winner of the rerun election conducted in Saki West State Constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday.

The Court of Appeal sacked the lawmaker representing Saki West state constituency, Shittu of the APC, who was declared winner of the March 18, 2023 election and ordered a rerun in the two units.

The rerun election was conducted in Units 11, Ward six, Odo Osun, Kinikini and Unit 19, Ward 11, Ogbalanja, Saki West state constituency.

At the end of the rerun, the APC candidate polled 13,850, while his closest challenger, Julius Okedoyin of the Peoples Democratic Party, had 13,670 votes.

Meanwhile, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Adeniran Tella, had earlier visited the two polling units in the company of the state Commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat.

Tella, who commended the seamless conduct of the exercise, said the reason for the re-run election was a result of a court order that over 200 voters who were unable to vote during the general election cannot be disenfranchised, as well as overvoting in one of the polling stations.

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