Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Wednesday clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Oyo South Senatorial District.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election committee in Oyo state, Ademola Seriki, announced that Ajimobi defeated his close rival, Dr. Fola Akinosun with 2,659 to 168 votes.
Seriki said that the exercise, which started around 6:30 pm on Tuesday was delayed due the late arrival of voting materials from the national headquarters of the party in Abuja.
The chairman after announcing the results of the election described the exercise as another successful primary that the committee had conducted.
Governor Ajimobi after being declared the winner applauded the electoral committee for conducting what he described as an hitch-free and smooth primary, despite the earlier delay.
“I look forward to going back to the Red Chamber to contribute my quota to the national debate and the progress of the nation. I wish to bring to fore my parliamentary experience to grow a Nigeria that the next generation will be proud of.
“The process has just started today with my emergence as the candidate of our great party. The people of Oyo South Senatorial district should expect greater performance from me at the Senate, which will even surpass my unprecedented achievements as governor.
“As you have all witnessed, the election was free, fair and transparent. You can see that it was transparent and I am happy about it,” Ajimobi said.