By Mukhtar Tijjani
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, as the winner of the Ilesha-Gwanara State Constituency.
The Returning Officer, Dr Adewale Rafiu, while announcing the results, said Danladi-Salihu of the All Progressives Congress polled 14, 949 votes, while his closest rival, Usman Abubakar of PDP got 2,072 votes.
“Yakubu Danladi-Salihu of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Rafiu declared.
In his acceptance speech, Danladi-Salihu lauded his constituents for their massive support which led to his victory, assuring them that he would continue to prioritise their welfare.
“I wish to thank my constituents for the show of love and massive support that earned me this sweet victory at the poll.
“I will continue to appreciate and reciprocate this rare gesture with another superlative performance in office while prioritising people’s welfare,” he added.
Similarly, Magaji Oba Abdulkadir of the All Progressives Congress has been declared the winner of the House of Assembly election, representing Magaji Ngeri Constituency in Ilorin Central.