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PDP will win Osun governorship election, says Babatope



A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ebenezer Babatope , on Sunday said the party would win the September 22 governorship election in Osun .Babatope , a former Minister of Transportation , spoke in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .

He said that people of Osun were fed up with the All Progressives Congress- led administration under Governor Rauf Aregbesola and earnestly yearn for PDP .

NAN reports that Senator Ademola Adeleke , representing Osun West at the Senate , emerged the PDP ’ s candidate in the party ’ s primary held on Saturday .

He polled 1 , 569 votes , to defeat his closest rival , Akin Ogunbiyi , Chairman , Mutual Benefit Trust Assurance Plc , who scored 1 , 562 .

NAN reports that Mr Gboyega Oyetola , the Chief of Staff to Governor Rauf Aregbesola , had clinched the APC’ s governorship ticket at the party’ s primary on Friday.

Babatope said : “ Our great party will win the governorship election in Osun on September 22 . I am confident .

“ I am optimistic of the PDP ’ s victory , because our people are fed up and tired of APC – led government.

“ People are tired of APC and are yearning for our party. With the renewed belief of our party in us , I have no doubt that PDP will win, ” he said .

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The former minister , however , urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure credible conduct of the election for the will of the people to prevail .