During the election, Aregbesola was not present to vote in his ward.
Saheed Adegoke, the leader of Aregbesola’s loyalists in Ward 8, Ifofin, Ilesha East, confirmed to newsmen that the Minister was not present to vote.
He stated, “He told us that he had an assignment from the President.”
At the end of the exercise, he said, Aregbesola’s anointed aspirant, Moshood Adeoti, received 146 votes, while Governor Oyetola received 309.
Meanwhile, governor of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed confidence in his chances of winning the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary.
He spoke with reporters shortly after casting his ballot in Ward 1 of Boripe, Osun State.
Despite intimidation from some quarters, the Governor praised the behavior of party members and the large turnout.
“Let me say that the turnout was meaningful,” he says, “and I thank God that we were able to do it peacefully.”
“All members of the party have the right to choose who will carry the party’s flag…
I was one of the candidates myself, and I don’t expect anything less.
“I’d like to appeal to all of our people throughout the state to keep the peace.” This election should not be viewed as a battleground. It shouldn’t be a life-or-death situation.
“Violence should be avoided at all costs.” Allow everyone the opportunity to vote on who should be our party’s candidate. That, I believe, is the process, and contrary to popular belief, it has gone very well.
“I’ve called a number of locations across the state, and I believe the process has been conducted in a peaceful manner.”
Osun State Apc Primary Election Results update
“It is their choice not to be at the ward,” he said, referring to the absence of other aspirants’ agents in some voting centers. We had the stakeholders meeting yesterday, and we are all expected to have our agents around here, so I’m not bothered in the least.
“By God’s grace, I’ll win.” I’d like to make an appeal to all of us to see this as a family issue. It’s all APC from start to finish.
“We should prepare ourselves for the upcoming challenge. In this campaign, we’ll be up against another party that we don’t yet know about.”
More to come on Osun State Apc Primary Election Results.