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NigeriaDecides2019: Governor Amosun wins Ogun Central Senatorial seat

Ibikunle Amosun who took a break for the Senate to become the Governor of Ogun State for 8 years, has won the Ogun Central Senatorial seat.

Governor Amosun won the Ogun Central Senatorial Seat by polling 88,110 votes, against his closest opponent, Solomon Sanyaolu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 33,276 votes. Amosun was elected governor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015, and was the representative of the Ogun Central Senatorial district between 2003 and 2007 before he lost the governorship election in 2007.

Before now, there were fears that Mr Amosun’s adversaries may be seeking to pull the rug from under his feet in the ensuing intrigues. Not a few think that it is payback time for Mr Amosun, and the godfathers would not let him go free after perpetrating ‘heinous’ anti-party activities.

It was gathered that plots have thickened, even among APC leaders in the state to ensure he loses his bid to go to the Senate. Mr Amosun, however, appears to have strong control over his arena. His larger group of APC supporters are solidly behind him, even though they are currently backing a governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade. Mr Sanyaolu is a former commissioner and had headed the Christian Welfare Board in the state.

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