The Oyo South Senatorial District spans nine local government areas, which are Ibarapa North, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa Central, Ido, Ibadan North, Ibadan South-East, Ibadan South-West, Ibadan North-East and Ibadan North-West.
Penpushing reports that, the Senator currently representing the district, Soji Akanbi, did not take part in the exercise for undisclosed reasons.
The Governor after being declared the winner, applauded the Electoral Committee for what he called the hitch-free and smooth conduct of the exercise, despite the earlier delay, stating further earlier in his speech that, he would return to contribute meaningfully at the Senate.
His words, “I look forward to going back to the Red Chamber to contribute my quota to the national debate and the progress of the nation. I wish to bring to fore my parliamentary experience to grow a Nigeria that the next generation will be proud of’.
He reiterated that the process that started on Tuesday which led to his emergence as the candidate of their party was free and fair, noting that the people of Oyo South Senatorial District should expect greater performance from him at the Senate, which will even surpass his unprecedented achievements as governor
“As you have all witnessed, the election was free, fair and transparent. I was even happy that my younger brother, Dr. Fola Akinosun, could score as high as 168 votes. I think he tried. And you can see that it was transparent and I am happy about it”,Ajimobi emphasised