By Olajide Idowu
#TrackNigeria: Mr Kunle Akande, a former Editor of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has emerged the winner of Osun House of Assembly election held on Saturday, to represent Olorunda State Constituency.
Akande, who was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akande was announced the winner of the election after scoring 20,271 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr Adekunle Olaniyan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 5,998 votes.
Announcing the result of the election, Dr Iyabode Dudusola, INEC Returning Officer, said the candidate of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is returned as the winner of the polls.
“I Dr Dudusola I.O. hereby certify that I am the returning officer for the Olorunda State Constituency election held on March 9, 2019.
“That Akande Moshood Kunle of the APC received the highest votes and having satisfied the requirements and scoring the highest votes is hereby returned elected,’’ she said.
Akande retired from NAN in 1996, after working for 18 years.
Akande joined politics in the year 2000 as Personal Assistant to the Osun Commissioner for Health and later as Secretary, Olorunda Local Government Area in Osun. (NAN)