•As APC wins 17 out of 26 seats in state assembly

The people of Ogun State, during the governorship and state House of Assembly election on Saturday, re-elected the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as the state governor for another four years.

Amosun, who polled the highest number of votes with 306,988, defeated his main opposition, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 201,440 votes.

Amosun won in 11 out of 20 local government areas of the state.

Social Democratic Party (SDP) of the former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, came distant third on the result list.

Announcing the results of the election, the returning collation officer for the state, Professor Duro Oni, at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters, Magbon, Abeokuta, declared Amosun the winner, having polled the highest number of votes in the election.

Oni, flanked by the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Chief Timothy Ibitoye, said 16 political parties participated in the elections with total number of registered voters as 1,759,754, while the number of accredited voters was put at 599,486.

The collation officer also said elections did not take place in nine polling units, one in Odeda, six in Ogunwaterside and one in Sagamu areas of the state.

Oni explained that the total number of registered voters in the affected areas put at 2,343 did not in any way affect the overall results.

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) came fourth in the election, having polled 10,923.

Other parties polled the following votes: Alliance for Democracy (AD) 1,669; All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) 1,382; Congress of Progressives Party (CPP) 612; Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) 806; Hope Democratic Party (HDP) 237; Independent Democrat (ID) 399; KOWA 301; Labour Party (LP) 2,209; National Conscience Party (NCP) 361; Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) 969; Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) 722 and United Democratic Party (UDP) 586.