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Gov Abiodun wins APC primary in Ogun

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The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in the state.

Abiodun defeated the quintet of Abdulkabir Akinlade, Biyi Otegbeye, Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Owodunni Opayemi, and Remi Bakare in the exercise held at the main bowl of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The governor’s success in the primary election came just one month after a petitioner, Ayodele Oludiran, asked the APC to disqualify him from the exercise over alleged fraud and possession of fake academic certificates.

Delegates from 20 local government areas of the state took part in the election.

The Returning Officer, Wale Ohu, who announced the results of the election, said Abiodun scored 1,168 votes while other aspirants had nil.

He said 1,180 delegates were accredited for the election with 1,170 votes cast and two voided.

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Ohu said: “Prince Dapo Abiodun, having scored the majority votes cast, is hereby declared the winner of the APC governorship primary election in Ogun state.

“He is hereby declared the governorship candidate of APC to stand in the 2023 governorship election in the state.”

In his acceptance speech, Abiodun promised to continue with the various infrastructural development in the state.

He thanked the people of the state for their continuous support and prayers.

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