Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Osun Governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke,
has secured the highest number of votes in the Saturday poll.
Results announced at the Independent National Electoral Commission Collation Centre in Osogbo indicated that Adeleke won in 17 Local Government Areas while, his closest rival, incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola, secured victory in 13 LGAs.
INEC officials are, however, putting finishing touches to the collation sheet.
The electoral commission had earlier assured Nigerians that the election would not be declared inconclusive.
INEC Supervising National Commissioner, Prof Kunle Ajayi, gave the assurance shortly after protesters stormed the Commission’s office to demand conclusion of the exercise on first ballot.
Although the protesters couldn’t gain access to the collation centre, they threatened to resist any rerun.
In 2018, the election went into a rerun when Oyetola and Adeleke, the two leading candidates in this election, went head to head. Oyetola eventually won the rerun.