March 19, (THEWILL) – The Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, has been re-elected to represent Ibarapa East State Constituency in the Assembly.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer for the election, Prof. John Oladeji, announced the result of the election on Sunday, in Ibadan.
Prof. Oladeji said Ogundoyin, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 10,039 votes to defeat 12 other candidates, including APC’s Aderounmu Adeolu, who secured 7,111 votes while the Accord Party candidate, Oladeni Tunde, scored 2,724 votes.
“Having scored the highest number of votes in the Ibarapa East State Constituency election, Ogundoyin is hereby declared the winner of the election,” Oladeji said.
In his reaction, the Speaker expressed appreciation to the people in the constituency for re-electing him.
“Our people have spoken with their votes. It is their victory, it is their decision. The people of Ibarapa East State Constituency have given us their mandate once again, hence I am overwhelmed and happy. This is God’s doing and it is marvellous in my sight. To the Lord be the glory.
“This is a great sacrifice from our people. It is another trust bestowed on us by our people and the party and we shall again, hold and see it as sacred.
“I’m humbled and honoured as another opportunity has come for me to serve my people and bring more development and infrastructure to them. I won the election in 2015 and 2019 and it is another success story in 2023.
“My mission is to continue to give quality representation to my constituency, such that it will make life easier and meaningful for them,” Ogundoyin said.