Gboyega Oyetola of the APC Has been declared the winner of the Osun 2018 governorship Elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the declaration after results from the supplementary election held in seven polling units in the state on Thursday was announced.
Before the supplementary elections, Oyetola had trailed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, by 353 votes .
His votes from Thursday were however enough to help him overturn the deficit and be returned as winner of the keenly contested governorship election.
The final votes announced by the electoral body shows that Oyetola got 255,505 votes, while Adeleke secured 255,023 votes.
Consequently, the Returning Officer, Professor Joseph Fuwape, declared Oyetola the winner of the election.
Before now, the 2015 governorship election in Kogi where Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the APC beat Capt. Idris Wada of the PDP with 42,875 votes, and the Imo 2011 election where Owelle Rochas Okorocha of APGA edged out Chief Ikedi Ohakim of PDP with 46,369 votes were arguably, the tightest governorship elections. Like the Osun election, the Imo and Kogi elections were decided through supplementary polls. However, unlike Osun, the incumbents lost in Imo and Kogi.