A former Senate Leader, Mr. Teslim Folarin has has been declared the winner of the Oyo Central Senatorial District election that took place on Saturday.
Folarin who contested under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated the incumbent Senator Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu and other contestants in the National Assembly election that took place in the 11 local government areas in the district.
Folarin won in six local governments, out of eleven local governments in the area.
Folarin who was in the Senate between 2003 and 2011 under the platform of PDP won in Oluyole, Ọna-Ara, Egbeda, Surulere, Ogo-Oluwa and Lagelu.
He scored 91,080 votes to defeat his close rival, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka of PDP who secured 83,600 votes.
Other results announced in Moniya, headquarters of Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan, the collation centre of the district are ADC 41, 654, ADP 41, 377 and ZLP 6593.
The returning officer, Professor Idowu Peter Farai, announced that Folarin has fulfilled election requirements and has been declared the winner.
He said, “Teslim Folarin of APC, having certified the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the Oyo Central Senatorial Elections”.