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Oyetola’s One-million Vote Pledge For Tinubu Laughable – Lawyer

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An Abuja-based lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has described as laughable, the pledge by the outgoing Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, to deliver one million votes in the state for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 general election.

Olajengbesi said it was an irony that Oyetola made such a tall promise when he could not garner one million votes for himself in the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun.

The lawyer claimed that going by the result of the governorship election in the state in July and the victory of the Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, of the Peoples Democratic Party, the people of Osun had made their stand known.

The PUNCH reported that Oyetola, on Thursday, at an APC march for Tinubu in Osun boasted that he would deliver one million votes for the APC presidential candidate through the youths.

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Commenting, Olajengbesi said, “The comment by Oyetola to deliver one million votes for Tinubu is a joke taken too far. It is a mockery of Oyetola who himself could not get one million votes in the July 16, 2022 governorship election where he was given a beating by Adeleke.

“For the records, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the total number of registered voters in Osun is 1,955,657 and the number of polling units in the state is 3,763.

“However, results of the July 16, 2022 Osun governorship election show that only 42.16% of the 1.95 million registered voters in the state voted.

“Adeleke got 403,371 votes to emerge victorious while Oyetola polled 375,027. Senator Adeleke won 17 of the 30 local government areas leaving Oyetola, an incumbent governor, with just 13 LGAs.”






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