By Jimoh Ahmed, Owo.
Otunba Gboyega Adefarati has won the rescheduled House of Representatives primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Akoko South East/South West Federal Constituency for the 2023 general elections.
Adefarati garnered 71 votes to beat his rival, Olusegun Ategbole, who polled 55 votes.
A total of 130 delegates from all the wards in the constituency were accredited for the election while 126 voted and four abstained.
The election was peaceful as delegates conducted themselves in peaceful and orderly manner while security agents were fully on ground to ensure peace reigns.
The rescheduled primary came as a result of a court order after some aggrieved aspirants of the party went to court to challenge the earlier one which Adefarati also won.
The election which was under the close watch of representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission had the immediate past Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okonkwo as the Chairman of the Electoral Committed.
Okonkwo who declared the result at the end of the exercise expressed pleasure over its conduct.
Reacting to the result, Adefarati said he thanked God for his emergence as the flagbearer of his party in the general elections in the constituency.
The winner who said he won in the earlier primary thanked the delegates for believing in him and promised to represent the people well.
Meanwhile, Ategbole has rejected the result of the primary, saying it is nothing near a good one
According to him, he was never given a level playing ground as he expected to be given the delegates list before the election.
He disclosed that he will consult with his people to know his next line of action.
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