The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed Senator Ademola Adeleke as the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the July 16 governorship election in Osun State.
Adeleke was named as the PDP candidate in the final list of gubernatorial candidates released by INEC on Friday.
With this development, the controversy over who is the authentic PDP candidate is over. Prince Dotun Babayemi had challenged Adeleke for the ticket.
INEC Also confirmed the incumbent state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Other candidates are Omigbodun Oyegoke, Social Democratic Party, (SDP), Abede Adetona Samuel, National Rescue Mission, (NRM), Oyelekan Akingbade, Labor Party) (LP), Adebayo Adeolu Elisha, Action People’s Party, (APP), Awoyemi Oluwatayo, Allied People’s Movement, (APM) and Awojide Peter Segun, African Action Congress.
Other are Accord – Akande Victor Babalola, ZLP (Zenith Labour Party) – Adesuyi John Olufemi, ADP (Action Democratic Party) – Kehinde Munirudeen Atanda, YPP (Young Progressive Party) – Ademola Bayonle Adeseye, PRP (People’s Redemption Party) – Ayowole Olubusuyi Adedeji, NNPP (New Nigería People’s Party) – Saliu Rasak Oyelami and BP (Boot Party)- Adeleke Adesoji Masilo Aderemi.
The electoral body disqualified three parties AA, APGA, ADC for not meeting the guidelines for the exercise.