The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Shina Peller, the winner of the Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/ Iwajowa and Kajola Federal Constituency seat in Oyo State.
INEC’s returning officer, Prof. Adeniyi Olatunbosun, who declared the result, said Peller polled a total of 44,088 votes to beat PDP’s Najeemdeen Oyedeji, who polled 31,336.
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate and federal lawmaker, Olasupo Abiodun, who was elected in 2015 on the platform of the APC, came third in the contest with 12,309 votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was wild jubilation at the collation centre after the returning officer announced Peller as the winner.
NAN also reports that Peller is the son of the late popular magician, Prof. Peller.