The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, have won the Osun West senatorial district by-election to replace the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.


In the election, which was held in 10 local government areas making up the district, the younger brother of the late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, had 97,480 votes to defeat a former senator, Mudashiru Hussein of the APC, who had 66,116 votes,

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Announcing the result in Iwo, the Osun West Senatorial headquarters, Mr Baritor Kpagih, INEC Residential Electoral Commissioner for the by-election, said Adeleke won nine out of the 10 local government areas where the election was held.

Recall, a vacancy was created following the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke in April at the Biket Hospital in Osogbo following a heart attack.

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The deceased senator’s brother, Ademola Adeleke subsequently indicated interest in contesting the election to fill the vacancy.

Altercations with the top hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state led to the exit of Mr Ademola Adeleke from the party which eventually picked a former senator, Mudasiru Hussain as its flag-bearer for the by-election.

Ademola Adeleke decamped to the PDP and was immediately handed the ticket of that party to stand in the election against Hussain.