By G9ija

The Oyo State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the state capital, yesterday declared Senator Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Oyo South’s seat in the February 23 election.

It dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate in the election, former Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

The panel, led by Justice Anthony Akpovi, read the judgment.

Other members of the tribunal are: Justice Chinyere Ani and Justice Sambo Daka.

Balogun scored 105,720 votes to defeat Ajimobi, who polled 92,213, leaving a margin of 13,102 votes, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).